The California store owner who was shot and killed because there was a Pride flag in her establishment was his wonderful friend, according to “Ghostbusters” filmmaker Paul Feig.
The well-known Hollywood producer described Laura Ann Carleton, the owner of the Magpi store, as a true ally of the LGBTQ+ community in an Instagram tribute.
Carleton, a mother of nine, was shot outside her Lake Arrowhead store on Friday night after the attacker allegedly tore down her Pride banner that was up in the window.
Saturday night, Feig posted on Instagram that this injustice has to end and that he is dedicated to ensuring that her death doesn’t go in vain.
Anyone employing hate speech against the LGBTQ+ community must understand that their comments count and have the power to incite violence against good, innocent individuals.
Over the weekend, Andy Cohen, Adam Scott, Sophia Bush, Charlize Theron, and Kristin Davis were among the other celebrities in the entertainment world who paid tribute to Carleton.
Feig criticized the 27-year-old suspect in the tribute for tearing down the LGBT flag because he did not like that she had one hanging outside her shop.
Feig reported that he tore it down and killed her after she questioned him about it. He expressed his sorrow for her husband Bort and her family.
The director added that Carleton’s passing is a great loss for the LGBTQ+ community, who have lost a wonderful ally.
Feig asked his fans to spread love and acceptance as he put an end to his post.
Famous friends of Feig and Everett left condolences and messages of love and support for Carleton’s family all over their remarks.
Carleton was apparently still alive when police arrived at the shooting scene, but he was subsequently declared dead as authorities looked for the perpetrator.
Shooter Killed by Police, Mourners Show Support for Community Leader
The shooter made off on foot from the area surrounding Carleton’s business before slipping into some adjacent shrubbery.
The guy was still carrying a revolver when police arrived, and they shot him to death.
Numerous mourners came out over the weekend to show their love and support for the pillar of the community who passed away too soon.
Following the shooting on Friday, the Pride flag that was at its center could be seen on the ground and unfolded.
Additionally responding to the site was the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail, who thereafter took control of the investigation.
The altercation’s cause is still under investigation.