Parents of Pizza Hut robbery suspect angry their son was shot and killed by armed employee

Parents of Pizza Hut robbery suspect angry their son was shot and killed by armed employee
Temia Hairston and Michael Grace, Sr. (right) Michael Grace, Jr. (Images: Alex Giles | WBTV, Temia Hairston)

“Why in the hell did this guy have a gun?” questioned [Temia] Hairston about the employee who shot her son.

She said her son [Michael Grace, Jr.] was shot in the head, and she thinks the shooting may have even been personal, citing past conflicts Grace Jr. had had with other employees at the restaurant.

“This wasn’t a body shot. This was a head shot. My son was shot in the left side of his head just behind his ear. A head shot is personal,” said Hairston.

Even though their son was in the process of committing a crime, the family thinks his death was undeserved and unjustified.

“Even a criminal has a right, to a degree,” said [Michael] Grace Sr. “I’m not advocating what my son did.”

The family said they want Pizza Hut to release more information about the situation and acknowledge that their son used to be a Pizza Hut employee.

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