Fatal shooting mask dispute

A man was fatally shot Tuesday by a Michigan sheriff's deputy after stabbing another man who had challenged him about not wearing a mask at a convenience store, police said.

The shooting occurred in Eaton County, southwest of Lansing, about 30 minutes after the stabbing outside a Quality Dairy store, state police Lt. Brian Oleksyk said.

A sheriff's deputy spotted the man's vehicle and shot him when he tried to attack her with his knife, Oleksyk said.

Sean Ernest Ruis, 43, died at a hospital.

The deputy has 22 years experience at the Eaton County Sheriff's Office.

The man had earlier stabbed a 77-year-old man outside the Quality Dairy when he was confronted about not wearing a mask. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered people to wear masks in stores to reduce the risk of the coronavirus.

The older man was in stable condition at a hospital, Oleksyk said.

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Carl

Looks like the dems get to chalk up another covid death.

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