Waffle House cook Quintavius Martin, 25, has been charged with murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit after gunning down a customer early Friday morning, reports the AJC.com.
“The preliminary investigation has determined that a verbal altercation occurred between an employee and a customer,” Lester said. “At some point, the male employee retrieved a weapon and fired upon the customer. That male customer was deceased at the scene.”
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office late this morning identified the dead man as Adrian Mosley, 33, of Atlanta.
Ontray Haley said he was eating in the Waffle House when two men and a woman came in the restaurant.
“The girl got into it first with the security guard and they told her she had to leave the property,” Haley told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “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.”
After that, 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.”
This is the second Georgia Waffle House fatality in as many weeks.
Griffin police officer Kevin Jordan was shot and killed in the restaurant’s parking lot on June 1 while trying to subdue unruly customers.