A Waffle House employee allegedly shot and killed a customer early Friday morning after the two got into an argument at the 24-hour restaurant in Fulton County.
The employee, 28-year-old Quintavius Martin, was taken into custody and charged with murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, according to Fulton County police.
Martin is accused of killing 33-year-old Adrian Antwan Mosley, of Atlanta, police spokeswoman Cpl. Kay Lester said. The shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. inside the Waffle House at 4346 Fulton Industrial Blvd. at Shirley Drive, just south of I-20, Lester said.
Investigators said Martin and the victim got into an argument and at some point the employee allegedly retrieved a weapon and shot Mosley who died at the scene.
Ontray Haley told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 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 said. “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.”
The two men then “got into it with the cook and the guy that got shot, he threatened the cook,” Haley said. “He told him, you come outside and I’m going to fire you up, which basically meant he wanted to shoot him.”
That’s when shots were fired, Haley said.
“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.”
Haley said he heard three or four shots, but he wasn't sure. “I was too busy ducking,” he said.
The incident was the second fatal shooting at an area Waffle House in the past two weeks, the AJC reported.
On May 31, an off-duty Griffin police officer working security at a Spalding County Waffle House was shot and killed.