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California Business Owner Is Fatally Shot After a Dispute by a Man Over a Gay Pride Flag

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California business owner was shot and killed over a gay Pride flag. (Photo: Yahoo)

Police authorities in California confirmed that a business owner was fatally shot and killed by a man over a gay pride flag hanging in the store.

Gay Pride flag

California business owner was shot and killed over a gay Pride flag. (Photo: Yahoo)

Man Shot and Killed a California Business Owner

Police authorities told different news outlets that a man shot and killed a California business owner over a gay pride flag hanging in the store. San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office responded to the Mag Pi in Cedar Glen, a clothing shop, on Friday after they received a report of a shooting incident.

In a published article in FOX News, the California business owner is identified as Laura Ann Carleton, 66 years old, and with a gunshot wound when the officers arrived at the crime scene. Authorities said, “Detectives learned the suspect made several disparaging remarks about a rainbow flag that stood outside the store before shooting Carleton.”

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Suspect Was Killed by the Officers

According to a published report in CBS News, the suspect fled from the crime scene before the officers arrived. They tracked down the suspect and found him with a handgun on the same day. The deputies said that the suspect was killed in a lethal encounter.

The sheriff’s office said, “When deputies attempted to contact the suspect, a lethal force encounter occurred, and the suspect was pronounced deceased. No deputies were injured during the incident.”

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