On December 24, 2009, the Callins were injured by gunfire during a robbery. One suspect was also shot and another, identified as 23-year-old Rashawn Kendall, was killed. The Callins were both released from the hospital the following day. Winford Saxton and Ricky Jay, Kendall's suspected accomplices in this and other robberies, were arrested and charged with murder.
- Gray, Jeremy (December 24, 2009) "Two East Lake shooting victims were owner of clothing store and his wife, witness reports." Birmingham News
- Faulk, Kent (December 28, 2009) "East Lake store owners injured in Christmas Eve shootout released from hospital." Birmingham News
- Gray, Jeremy (December 30, 2009) "Two suspects charged in East Lake robbery, shooting death." Birmingham News