Professional race hustler Al Sharpton won’t be causing race riots over the following story. Likewise, Obama won’t be announcing that the 21-year-old victim could have been his son, as he announced during the Trayvon Martin case. Nor will leftist billionaire George Soros be contributing funds to groups lobbying to secure the U.S. border to keep tragedies like the following from happening. Furthermore, the case will unlikely be noticed by Obama Attorney General, Eric Holder.
QuickTrip (QT) employee Grant Ronnebeck, only age 21, was working the graveyard shift when an angry illegal alien demanded cigarettes after dumping some change on the checkout counter. He had worked for QT since he was 16.
According to Mesa Police spokesman Detective Steve Berry, Ronnebeck told the 29-year old suspect, Apolinar Altamirano, “I can’t give you the cigarettes until I count the money.” Berry said that although Ronnebeck did give the cigarettes to Altamirano, it wasn’t enough to save his life. The suspect then proceeded to shoot Ronnebeck anyway.
AZ Central reports that Altamirano had previously pleaded guilty to a 2012 burglary charge, but had his sentence reduced to two years of probation after the charge was amended to “facilitation to commit burglary.” Court documents show that Altamirano was born in Mexico, was in the United States illegally, and a judge had previously notified U.S. immigration officials of his status.
Altamirano was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder, burglary, armed robbery, unlawful flight and misconduct involving weapons since he is a prohibited possessor, after a high-speed chase that ended with an officer intentionally ramming into the car driven by Altamirano in Phoenix.
“Grant had a big heart. He was loving and outgoing and full of life,” a crying friend of Ronnebeck’s, Samantha Hansen, told AZ Central. “It’s unfair. To think it’s over a couple of packs of cigarettes. It’s not right,” she said.
QuickTrip (QT) issued the following statement about the death of their former employee:
“On behalf of the QuickTrip Family, we wish to express our deepest sympathies, our thoughts, and prayers to Grant’s family, his friends, and co-workers. There are not enough words to capture our profound sorrow. QuickTrip is absolutely devastated and heart-broken by the tragic loss of Grant.”
“Grant worked for QuickTrip for 4 and 1/2 years. He was extremely dedicated and well-liked by his co-workers and customers. We miss Grant’s constant smile and his drive to be the best.”
A Facebook post, from a new page called RIP Grant Ronnebeck announces a candle light ceremony to be held Friday evening at Mesa High School at 6:30 PM local time. Additionally, a GroupMe fund has been established to assist the family in covering their son’s burial costs.
—Courtesy of Clash Daily