Michigan Man Killed By Cop After He Stabbed Elderly Man Who Asked Him To Wear Mask At Store [VIDEO]

Click On Detroit reports:

A Michigan man who refused to wear a mask inside a store was later shot and killed by a deputy after he stabbed another customer during an argument about the mask issue, police said.

Investigators said the argument happened around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Quality Dairy store in Dimondale. The argument ended with a 77-year-old Lansing man suffering from stab wounds.

The manager of the store said Sean Ernest Ruis, 43, of Grand Ledge, stabbed the 77-year-old man simply because he asked Ruis to put on a mask. Officials said the 77-year-old was rushed to the hospital and underwent surgery. He is going to survive, medical officials said.

NBC News reports:

An Eaton County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over Ruis on a residential street in neighboring Delta Township at 7:13 a.m., leading to the brief, fatal encounter official said.

“The suspect immediately exits his vehicle and walks towards the deputy with a knife in hand to attack the deputy,” according to a statement from state police. “The deputy attempted to increase distance by backing up and subsequently shot and injured the suspect. The suspect was transported to a local hospital and died during surgery.”

Both the Eaton County Sheriff’s Department and state police released graphic video of the deadly confrontation, which appeared to show a man approaching the deputy. The deputy could be heard screaming “Drop the knife!” and “Drop the weapon!” several times in the footage.

That last clip below. Whoa.