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Applebee's Manager Shot and Killed in Restaurant's Parking Lot

Police are still looking for a suspect.

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The manager of a Georgia Applebee's was found shot to death in his car in the restaurant's parking lot Sunday morning. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gregory Smith locked up the Fayetteville restaurant around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, however he never made it home. The 27-year-old's girlfriend called the authorities after she went to the restaurant around 6:30 a.m. to see where he was. She found Smith dead inside of his car.

Police tell the paper that a "gunshot had pierced the driver's side window," and that shell casings were also found in the parking lot. Authorities believe that the shot "was not self-inflicted." Applebee's security cameras unfortunately did not capture the incident and police are still on the hunt for a suspect or suspects. However, Applebee's is offering a "significant" reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

The unfortunate news comes less than a month after a deadly gun battle broke out between rival biker gangs in the parking lot of a Twin Peaks restaurant in Texas. Police say that nine bikers lost their lives in the fight and that 192 people from five different gangs were arrested.