Victor Lee Tucker Biography, Wiki, Age
Victor Lee Tucker Jr. is from Georgia, he is an accused killer of a supermarket cashier during an argument about his face mask. It happened at a Big Bear store in Decatur on June 14, 2021.
Victor Lee Tucker Shooting
According to the authorities Investigations reports, Victor also Shot and wounded an off-duty sheriff’s deputy who was working at Big Bear as a security guard at the time. Victor and the off-duty deputy both suffered gunshot wounds and were shifted to the hospital but the condition of both not confirmed by the authorities.
The shooting took place around 1:10 p.m. on June 14, 2021, at the Big Bear grocery store located on Candler Road in Decatur, Georgia. Investigators said Tucker argued with the female cashier in the checkout line about his face mask.
Officials said a security guard, who was identified as an off-duty sheriff’s deputy, pulled his own weapon. He and Tucker exchanged gunfire and both were shot. DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox said both men were hit multiple times.
A second cashier was also grazed by a bullet and treated at the scene, according to the press release.
Victor Lee Tucker Now and His Health Condition
Tucker was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital after the shooting, officials said, and his condition was stable.
He’s expected to face a murder charge for the shooting death of the cashier, WAGA-TV reported. He’ll likely face additional charges but as of this writing, those details were not yet publicly available. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said the case will be sent to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office for review once the investigation is complete.
It was not immediately clear how long Tucker would be in the hospital. As of June 15, there was no record of Tucker in a search of DeKalb County inmates.
Victor Lee Tucker Kills Cashier
The cashier whose name was not disclosed by the authorities was pronounced dead at a hospital. Media networks reported the cashier had been working at the Big Bear for about 10 years and was in her 40s.
The store owner told WXIA-TV that the cashier had asked Tucker to pull up his mask. He said Tucker refused to do so.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tucker left the store without buying his items before returning moments later. Investigators said he walked back up to the cashier, pulled a handgun and shot her.
Is Cashier Killer Arrested?
Two DeKalb County Police Department officers then arrested Tucker. According to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation press release, Tucker tried to crawl out the front door of the supermarket.
Who is Off Duty Deputy
The name of the Big Bear security guard, an off-duty sheriff’s deputy, has not been released. Maddox said he was a 30-year law enforcement veteran. He was taken to Atlanta Medical Center and was expected to recover, according to the press release.
Maddox said the deputy previously worked for the Dekalb County Police Department. After retiring, he became a reserve deputy for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. He worked part-time at Big Bear, WAGA-TV reported.
Maddox stressed during the news conference that the deputy did “what he is trained to do” by confronting Tucker. When asked, she said his actions may have protected other people in the store from harm. She described him as a “stand-up, professional individual.”
Tucker Has Been Arrested on Charges of Battery & Carrying a Concealed Weapon
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified Tucker as a resident of Palmetto, Georgia. He is 30 years old.
DeKalb County court records list a 30-year-old Victor Lee Tucker Jr. with several prior arrests. The list includes a case from 2018 in which the defendant was charged with battery, cruelty to children and obstruction of law enforcement.
The record adds this was a case of family violence. The defendant pleaded guilty to two counts, was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to attend parenting classes.
Records show Tucker was also charged with several counts of misdemeanor battery and family violence in 2012 and pleaded no contest to one of those charges. He was ordered to anger management classes and a year of probation.
In 2009, he pleaded guilty to a charge of carrying a concealed weapon and received 12 months probation, according to court records.