Family claims man was killed for not holding door open for woman

LAS VEGAS, NV (WCMH) — Mohammad Robinson’s family says he was shot and killed because he didn’t hold the door open for a woman at a Las Vegas McDonald’s.

“It was a stupid reason honestly, irrelevant. It doesn’t make any sense why would you actually take someone’s life over not opening a door,” Robinson’s daughter Miniya Sampson told KSNV.

Police said Robinson got into an argument with the woman that was upset because he hadn’t held the door open for her. According to a witness, the woman told a man she was with, and that man pulled a gun and shot Robinson.

“He was the utmost respect for his elders. Yes, ma’am — no sir. He’s not confrontational even when we would argue he’d walk away,” said Mohammad’s girlfriend, who did not want to be identified.

Sampson, 14, told KSNV that her dad died because of a misunderstanding. “My dad would open the door and hold it for the lady but he probably didn’t hear her,” she said.

Police continue to search for the suspect. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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