Anti-Gay Remark Leads To Gunfire At Funeral

"[Someone] said something about 'y’all leading the wrong lifestyle,'" said a police spokesman.

A funeral in Tennessee was interrupted by gunfire after mourners began arguing over the deceased’s sexual orientation.

On Wednesday, friends and family gathered to say farewell to 37-year-old Charlotte Stallion at Memorial Park Southwoods in Memphis. Stallion had died after driving her car into the Mississippi River near Mud Island in an apparent suicide.

Close-Up Of Decorated Coffin Against Men At Funeral
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The Commercial Appeal reports she married 23-year-old Jasmine McIntyre in August and, according to the sheriff’s office, someone at the funeral made a derogatory reference about the relationship.

A brawl broke out and one female mourner pulled out a gun, firing eight on nine shots in the air. No one was hit, though some mourners were injured in the fight.

“They were a gay couple,” said police spokesman Earle Farrell. “Some male subject said something about ’y’all leading the wrong lifestyle.’ A huge brawl broke out with gunshots.”

No arrests were made, but police are looking for the suspect who opened fire, who could be facing reckless endangerment charges.

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