Devoted Grandfather Fatally Shot in Walmart Parking Lot

San Bernardino, California – A minor fender bender in a Walmart parking lot turned deadly when a 59-year-old man was shot and killed following a verbal altercation. Jonathan Mauk, a father of three and grandfather of two, had gone to the store on the evening of February 5, as he was backing up after passing a parking spot, his custom-built 1998 Chevrolet Camaro Supersport collided with another vehicle also in reverse.

According to San Bernardino Police Captain Nelson Carrington, Jonathan got out of his car to apologize to the other driver, identified as 37-year-old Shawntece Marie Norton. Witnesses reported a verbal argument between the two, during which Norton retrieved a firearm and shot Jonathan. Police arrived at the scene around 8 p.m., but Jonathan succumbed to his injuries. Norton fled the area and was later found at an apartment complex less than 12 hours later.

Norton has been charged with murder and multiple enhancements related to the use of a firearm. Court records indicate that she pleaded not guilty to all charges and is currently in custody awaiting a pre-preliminary hearing later this week. Jonathan’s grieving family expressed their devastation at losing a “truly selfless” man who deeply loved his grandchildren.

Described as someone who would make any sacrifice for his family, Jonathan’s legacy as a loving father, grandfather, and friend is irreplaceable. A GoFundMe campaign has been created to support his family in this difficult time.

Ultimately, this tragic incident highlights the potentially deadly consequences that can arise from even the most seemingly insignificant conflicts. As the community mourns the loss of a beloved family man, authorities continue to investigate and seek justice for Jonathan Mauk.