June 13, 2014 7:01 pm -

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:

H/T: @ComgenKDT with thanks.


No responses to Georgia Waffle House Employee Shoots, Kills Customer

  1. yamas June 13th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Gj waffle house employee, killem before they try and kill you

  2. Jus'speakin'th'truth June 13th, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Open Carry Texas may just have had a point, after all. The wait staff is already packing heat, so maybe it IS a matter of self-defense in there…

  3. Red Eye Robot June 13th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Wait, Waffle house has a policy of no guns, How could an employee be packing heat? How is it possible this perp was charged with illegally carrying a concealed weapon given Georgia’s laws allowing guns in bars and restaurants?

  4. Susan Phelps June 13th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    “Guns don’t kill people” but people have a “settle it with a gun” mindset which is a huge part of the problem when you have that allow conceal or open and carry.

  5. mea_mark June 13th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I wouldn’t call them customers, they were asked to leave. They were loitering and then made threats of bodily harm and started a fight. The cook probably shouldn’t have had the gun or been so trigger happy but the two instigators should have left, they were the ones who could of diffused the situation. I think the real customers that were there are lucky they didn’t get shot.

    All to often people think guns are the way to resolve issues. It should be the very last resort.

    • Anomaly 100 June 13th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      It’s understandable that he felt threatened. When I feel that way, I call the cops.

      • mea_mark June 13th, 2014 at 8:51 pm

        You might not be able to if the guy has a gun, he did threaten him. You pull out a phone, he pulls out a gun, who wins?

        I would sure hope someone else is calling the cops. Having water or anything else throw in your face has a tendency to reduce rational thought though.

        • Anomaly 100 June 13th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

          Our gun culture has gotten so bad that customers and employees are all carrying weapons.

          • mea_mark June 13th, 2014 at 9:05 pm

            My garden looks better everyday. Stay at home and eat my own food as much as possible.

          • Anomaly 100 June 13th, 2014 at 9:07 pm

            Yeah well, you don’t have a teabillie cat stalking you.

          • mea_mark June 13th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

            Well, there is still one here, the others are gone. I don’t tolerate wild animals trying to get in or attacking pets. They don’t last long around here.

          • Anomaly 100 June 13th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

            Come visit me?

        • mencik June 14th, 2014 at 11:56 am

          So, the answer is to shoot first and ask questions later?

          • mea_mark June 14th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

            If someone is threatening to kill you how many questions do you want to ask them? I would flee if possible, if not possible who knows … The idiot that got shot should never have threatened to shoot someone, don’t make threats like that, it is very dumb.

          • mencik June 14th, 2014 at 12:13 pm

            He never said or showed he had a gun. He implied that he had a gun. Again, do you advocate being the one to shoot first and ask questions later?

            I agree the idiot that got shot should not have made threats like that, but the penalty for being an idiot should not be death.

          • mea_mark June 14th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

            I wasn’t there, but I am sure that having something thrown in my face so I can’t see by someone implying they have a gun and that they want to shoot me might affect my actions. In the heat of the moment I have a hard time blaming the guy. If I am missing something from this scenario let me know.

          • mencik June 14th, 2014 at 12:42 pm

            If it is a normal Waffle House setup, he at least had a counter to hide behind. The article doesn’t say if he came out from behind the counter or not. If he was smart, he didn’t. Also, what was thrown was water, probably from a glass on a table, though none of the articles actually state where the water came from.

    • mencik June 14th, 2014 at 11:56 am

      The right response would have been to stay inside and call the Police. This is exactly what they are paid for. You don’t pull out your gun and kill the guy. That is nuts.

      • mea_mark June 14th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

        If the situation permits.

  6. edmeyer_able June 13th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Georgia has released the KRAKEN. FTW

  7. AttilatheBlond June 13th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Ah, table for one, no gun play section, please.

  8. fancypants June 14th, 2014 at 2:57 am

    things are getting bad in Georgia when you have to kill someone at a grease pit like waffle house.

  9. pipelayer56 June 14th, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Well it’s started. I hope the gun-everywhere crowd is happy.

  10. wvawmn June 14th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    But the gun rights people will point out that this was a bad guy! He had a gun with a permit. He started to ruckus. On and on! Still this is the problem. Everybody has a gun and when thing don’t go their way they will likely shot first.

  11. FredC1968 June 15th, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Waffle House tends to have “interesting” customers. If I was stuck working for that restaurant, I would seriously consider being heavily armed and kitted out in body armor.

    I discreetly carry a firearm. My goal is avoiding potential violence. Every Waffle House I’ve stepped into was a proverbial “wretched hive of scum and villainy.”