Cashier fatally shot in alleged mask dispute

A Georgia woman is dead and two men were wounded after officials say Victor Lee Tucker, Jr. opened fire following a confrontation about face masks.
1:52 | 06/15/21

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We turn to another story involving masks, and it's a tragic one. A deadly dispute. Authorities are saying a man opened fire on a cashier in Georgia after an argument over wearing a mask. Our Victor Oquendo is in DeKalb county for us. Victor, hello. Reporter: Good morning, T.J. After that argument, authorities say the suspect briefly left the grocery store, and when he went back inside, he started shooting. A cashier was killed. A gunman and deputy were hospitalized. All this over a mask. Shots after that. Reporter: This morning a woman is dead, and two men injured after a deadly confrontation over masks. The first shot, I got down. Reporter: Officials say 30-year-old Victor Lee tucker Jr. Entered a big bear grocery store Monday afternoon. While checking out, authorities say he got into an argument with the cashier about a face mask. Tucker left the store, and that's when the witnesses say he returned with the gun. I was cashing out, and I seen him walk in. He had a gun. Reporter: Officials say the suspect opened fire, shooting the cashier who told him to wear a mask. Then exchanging gunfire with an off-duty DeKalb county deputy. The suspect was arrested trying to crawl out of the front door. The tragedy striking just as many states are phasing out statewide mask mandates, but some stores are still requiring customers to wear them as Georgia reports a rolling seven-day average of nearly 300 covid-19 cases. The deputy is in stable condition. There is a clear sign on the front door. It says masks required. The owner of the grocery store told our Atlanta station they hired this deputy to help enforce the mask policy. George? Just a horrible story. Okay, Victor, thanks very much.

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