A 49-year-old man shot and killed a petrol station cashier over the weekend because he was asked to wear a face mask.
The 20-year-old cashier asked the suspect, who wanted to buy beer, to comply with the COVID-19 rules in the European country and put a mask on.
In Germany, people are still required to wear face masks in public even if they’ve been fully vaccinated.
News24 reports that the suspect refused and left but returned later wearing a mask which he pulled down when he approached the cashier who again referred to the rules.
Local prosecutor Kai Fuhrmann was quoted as saying that the suspect “pulled a revolver and shot the cashier in the head from the front. The cashier fell to the floor and died immediately”.
The suspect eventually went to a police station and handed himself over. He said the COVID-19 measures set out by the German government was causing him stress. He is currently being detained.
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