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Waffle House Employee Shoots an ‘Unruly’ Customer to Death

The shooting happened
The shooting happened “right at the counter.” Photo: Eli Hodapp/Flickr

According to Fulton County, Georgia, police, a 25-year-old cook named Quintavius Martin shot diner Adrian Mosley “right at the counter” of a local Waffle House that is open 24 hours a day. A witness tells the Journal-Constitution Mosley came in around 4:30 a.m. with another man and a woman, who allegedly started some sort of brawl with on-site security. At some point the woman left the restaurant and the two men stayed behind, at which point an argument broke out with Martin after he refused to serve them. “The guy that got shot, he threatened the cook,” the witness recalls. “He told him, ‘You come outside and I’m going to fire you up,’ which basically meant he wanted to shoot him.” Police say that’s when Martin “retrieved a weapon and fired upon the customer.”

Witnesses say the shooting happened at the restaurant counter. Martin
has been arrested and charged with murder, using a firearm, and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. The shooting is the second gun-related Atlanta-area Waffle House death this month.

Police: Waffle House employee shoots, kills customer [WSB-TV]
Parties identified in fatal Waffle House shooting [AJC]

Waffle House Employee Shoots an ‘Unruly’ Customer to Death