A customer at an Atlanta-area Waffle House was allegedly shot and killed by a cook at 4:30 a.m. this morning, per a local Fox News report. According to WGCL-TV, 33-year-old Adrian Mosley was pronounced dead at the scene, and the restaurant employee was taken into custody. A customer present during the time of the shooting tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that two men and a woman came into the Waffle House. After the woman fought with the security guard and left, the other two guys hung around but the cook refused to served them because "they were getting unruly."
According to reports, Mosley threatened the restaurant's cook and then gunfire broke out. Police note that at some point during the altercation "the male employee retrieved a weapon and fired upon the customer." The witness guesses he heard "three or four shots." Luckily, no one else was injured.
The deadly incident comes less than a month after Georgia passed "the most comprehensive pro-gun reform bill in state history," according to PBS. A new poll shows that Georgia voters now disapprove of the "guns everywhere" law, as it's being called; the bill allows gun owners to carry their weapons with them into churches, bars and government buildings. Fifty-nine percent of poll respondents disapprove of the new law, though fifty-seven percent of voters agreed that owning a gun protects people from crime and fifty-five percent say they own or live with someone who owns a gun.
There appears to be a direct relationship between Atlanta-area Waffle Houses and guns: Just two weeks ago an off-duty police officer was shot and killed at another location in the area, and last year a man who attempted to rob a local Waffle House was shot by another customer.
Video: Waffle House Employee Shoots Customer
· Argument Sparks Deadly Shooting Inside a Waffle House [WGCL-TV]
· Waffle House Employee Shoots, Kills Customer [FOX 5]
· Victim Identified in Fatal Waffle House Shooting [AJC]
· Georgia Voters Disapprove of New Gun Law [PBS]
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