CONCORD, N.C. -- The Cabarrus County District Attorney's Office will not be pursuing charges against the female business owner who shot and killed a man at her pet spa back in November.
The DA Roxann Vaneekhoven, said the business owner Sarah Shoe shot at a man, later identified as DeShawn Tatem, for forcefully and unlawfully entering her business while her boyfriend and two young grandchildren were inside.
The incident happened November 30 at Sarah's Pet Spa on Winecoff School Road in Concord.
DeShawn Tatem was also known as “The General” in a group called the “Yahshua Movement.”
According to the report released by the DA's Office,A fight broke out between Tatem and Shoe's boyfriend, Christopher Gray. Shoe opened fire while on the phone with police, the DA said.
Gray reportedly told Tatem to leave the store over a dozen times. Shoe told police Tatem left the store after a gun was pulled on him.
“He’s outside again...He’s out there screaming...If he comes in, I’m shooting him,” Shoe told the operator during the 911 call.
Gray said he went to lock the front door of the business and asked Tatem to leave. Tatum responded by yelling, "I’m the General from Virginia, you don’t know who you just f***** with. I make one phone call and I’ll have an army down here."
According to the DA, Tatem then grabbed Gray and began hitting him in the head. Tatem then dragged Gray towards the front door of the business.
Shoe said she went on to retrieve her gun and pointed the gun at Tatum to get him to stop the assault. Shoe went on to point the gun at Tatem to stop the assault.
Tatem reportedly began walking towards her and said "shoot me" repeatedly. Shoe then fatally shot Tatem.