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Funeral home director accused of fatally shooting pallbearer at child's burial

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A funeral home owner in Maryland, who was allegedly unhappy with another company, is accused of fatally shooting a pallbearer during the burial of a 10-year-old girl killed in a Mother’s Day drive-by shooting in Washington, DC.

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According to the New York Post, Arianna Davis was shot while sleeping in her family’s car on May 14 and later died. She was being buried at Washington National Cemetery on Tuesday when gunfire rang out, the Post reported, citing NBC Washington.

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Compassion and Serenity Funeral Home owner Wilson Chavis, 48, allegedly killed Ronald Banks, 30, who served as a pallbearer at the funeral, over a business dispute with Freeman Funeral Services.

A woman — Arianna’s cousin — suffered a leg wound in the shooting, the girl’s mom, Antionette Belk, told NBC Washington.

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Chavis, of Hughesville, Md., faces first- and second-degree murder and attempted murder charges, according to Prince George’s County police.

The violence broke out after the accused, who provided services for the funeral, confronted the pastor and another person reportedly affiliated with Freeman Funeral Services, Fox 5 DC reported.

Chavis allegedly pushed the pastor and said, “This ain’t your f—-‘ funeral home,” according to the outlet.

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