Georgia Waffle House Employee Shoots, Kills Customer
Police in Georgia are investigating a deadly shooting between a Waffle House employee and a customer that took place on Friday morning. According to WSB TV, the shooting stemmed from a dispute between a worker at the restaurant and customer. The employee shot and killed the man at the restaurant just after 4:30 a.m.
When officers arrived on the scene they found the body of the victim, 33-year-old Adrian Mosley at the restaurant. The employee, identified as a 25-year-old Quintavius Marin, was arrested and charged with murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.
Ontray Haley said he was eating in the Waffle House when two men and a woman came in the restaurant.
Haley told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “The girl got into it first with the security guard and they told her she had to leave the property. So she left but the other two guys hung around and they told them they had to leave. The cook refused to serve them because they were getting unruly.”
At that point, Haley said the two men “got into it with the cook and the guy that got shot, he threatened the cook. He told him, you come outside and I’m going to fire you up, which basically meant he wanted to shoot him.”
Haley said that’s when gunfire broke out.
“It occurred right at the counter,” he said. “It was just chaos; I was ducking for cover like everybody else. I looked up and I saw the guy in the floor, dead.”
It’s now legal for licensed gun owners in Georgia to carry weapons in bars, schools, churches and some government buildings.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, signed the state’s “Safe Carry Protection Act” in April, which is is also dubbed the “guns everywhere bill.”
Watch courtesy of Atlanta Journal-Consitutition:
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