California Shop Owner Killed Because Her Pride Flag Triggered Some Hate Filled MAGAt

Lauri Carleton, owner of Mag Pi clothing store in Lake Arrowhead, CA was shot and killed during a dispute over a Pride flag, officials say.

According to the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, the suspect, who has not been identified, “made several disparaging remarks about a rainbow flag that stood outside the store before shooting Carleton.”

Law enforcement found the unidentified, armed with a handgun MAGAt hiding out and ended up killing him:

“When deputies attempted to contact the suspect, a lethal force encounter occurred and the suspect was pronounced deceased,” read an update from the sheriff’s department. No deputies were injured.

“When deputies attempted to contact the suspect, a lethal force encounter occurred and the suspect was pronounced deceased,” read an update from the sheriff’s department. No deputies were injured.

The Lake Arrowhead LGBTQ spoke out about the shooting, saying though Carleton didn’t identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, she spent her time helping and advocating for everyone in the community.

San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor also spoke out about the shooting, calling it “unthinkable.”

“I stand with my mountain communities as we mourn this incredible loss,” she wrote in an Instagram story. “Everyone deserves to live free of hate and discrimination and practice their constitutional right of freedom of speech. Lauri was a remarkable member of the community and I send my deepest condolences to her family in this time of grief.”

Carleton is survived by her husband and nine children.

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