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Fourth Family Member Charged In Security Guard’s Shooting Allegedly Sparked By Face Mask Dispute

Police say Brya Bishop impeded their investigation following the fatal shooting of a Michigan dollar store security guard earlier this month.

By Dorian Geiger
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A Michigan woman, denied entry to a dollar store for not wearing a face mask, is the latest family member charged in the “cold-blooded” murder of the security guard who allegedly confronted her.

Brya Bishop, 24, is accused of tampering with evidence, lying to police, and being an accessory after the fact in last week’s fatal shooting of 43-year-old dollar store security guard Calvin Munerlyn, prosecutors announced on Monday

Her younger brother, Ramonyea Bishop, 23, allegedly shot Munerlyn “point blank” after the security guard asked his sibling to leave a Family Dollar store in Flint last Friday, police said. 

Brya was asked to leave the Flint Family Dollar on May 1. She allegedly wasn’t wearing a face mask — and was in open violation of the now-mandatory statewide executive order to combat the spread of COVID-19, authorities said. Brya left the store but the siblings’ mother, Sharmel Teague, 45, subsequently became ensnared in a verbal dispute with Munerlyn, according to police.

The Michigan mother allegedly drove home and notified her husband, Larry Teague Jr., 44, and her son, Ramonyea, of the altercation. The pair returned to the store approximately 30 minutes later. Ramonyea allegedly then walked up to Munerlyn and shot the 43-year-old security guard “point blank” in the head, according to state investigators.

Ramonyea, along with his mother, Sharmel and stepfather, Larry, were charged with murder, according to a criminal complaint obtained by Oxygen.com. Sharmel is currently in police custody. 

Ramonyea and Larry are still at large and considered “armed and dangerous.” Brya allegedly “engaged in activity” which “interfered” with investigators’ efforts to locate the two men, who’ve evaded arrest for more than a week now, prosecutors said Thursday.

“Brya Bishop’s attempts to shield family members will not be tolerated and we will likewise hold anyone else involved in offering shelter and assistance to Larry Teague or Ramonyea Bishop accountable under the law,” Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said in a statement.

“Michigan State Police will continue to work with the prosecuting attorney and bringing justice and closure to the victims family,” Lt. David Kaiser told Oxygen.com.

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Ramonyea and Brya are Sharmel’s biological children, prosecutors said. Her husband, Larry, is their stepfather. The two men are also facing concealed weapons and felony gun charges. Larry, who has past criminal convictions on gun and drug arrests, is also charged with felon possession of a firearm. 

Brya was arraigned at a Genesee County courthouse on Friday. She’s being held on a $25,000 cash bond, according to officials. If found guilty, she could face a maximum of 19 years behind bars.  

Sharmel also remains in custody without bond. Her next court date is scheduled for May 14. Her public defender, Philip Beauvais, wasn’t immediately available for comment on Friday. 

She, along with her son, Ramonyea, and her husband all face life in prison without parole if found guilty in the security guard’s shooting death.

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