The Waffle House restaurant chain has been in the news a bit lately. Just recently, a Georgia cop was shot and killed by a customer he had escorted into the parking lot. Now, the situation has flipped, and it’s the customer who was shot by a Waffle House staffer.
Liberaland reports the shooting took place early Friday morning, just after 4:30, and stemmed from a dispute between a restaurant worker and a customer. When officers arrived at the restaurant, 33-year-old Adrian Mosley was already dead. The employee who shot him, 25-year-old Quintavius Martin, was arrested and charged with a litany of crimes: murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.
One witness, Ontray Haley, was eating at the restaurant when the shooting happened. He remembered two men and a woman entering the restaurant. He told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the woman started arguing with a security guard, and when the security guard asked the woman to leave, and she left, but the two men didn’t. When the men began getting unruly, the cook refused to serve them. 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.”
And that’s when gunfire broke out.
Haley said it was absolute chaos: “It occurred right at the counter. It was just chaos; I was ducking for cover like everybody else. I looked up and I saw the guy in the floor, dead.”
Police think that, at one point, Mosley may have thrown water in Martin’s face, and that was what spurned the shooting. At the time, Haley thought that the security guard had shot Mosley, according to a statement quoted by WSB-TV2.
“The guy was threatening the cook saying he’s from this side of town and (Martin) said you can take it outside because I’m going to fire you up, which I guess he meant he wanted to shoot him or whatever. I didn’t know the cook had a weapon on him because I thought the security guard shot him.”
In April, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed the state’s “Safe Carry Protection Act,” or the “guns everywhere bill.” The bill made it legal for licensed gun owners in Georgia to carry weapons in bars, schools, churches, airports, and even some government buildings.
You can watch the WSB-TV2 report below:
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