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.
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.