Atlanta, GA – An irate customer murdered a Subway worker and wounded a second employee in an Atlanta sandwich shop over the amount of mayonnaise on his sandwich, according to police.
The deadly attack occurred at a Subway restaurant on Northside Drive Southwest at approximately 6:30 p.m. on June 26, WAGA reported.
The store’s owner, Willie Glenn, said an argument erupted after an unidentified customer became enraged about his sandwich order.
“Believe it or not, it was about too much mayonnaise on his sandwich,” Glenn told WAGA. “He decided to escalate the situation and from there – that’s when all hell broke loose.”
Police said the customer ultimately pulled out a gun and opened fire on two employees, killing a 26-year-old woman and wounding a 24-year-old woman.
The on-duty manager returned fire during the incident, but did not hit the suspect, Glenn told WAGA.
The gunman ultimately fled the scene.
Glenn said the five-year-old son of the worker who was critically wounded was inside the restaurant when the gunfire erupted, WAGA reported.
One bullet shattered the store’s front window.
The wounded employee underwent emergency surgery and remained in critical condition on Monday, WAGA reported.
The Atlanta Police Department (APD) received a tip on Sunday night that resulted in the arrest of a 36-year-old man in connection with the deadly shooting.
The suspect’s identity has not been released.
“Yes it’s a sandwich, but more importantly, someone who failed to resolve a conflict, having a conversation to just re-order a sandwich, decided to take actions in his hands,” APD Deputy Chief Charles Hampton told reporters, according to WAGA. “And now we have families who are devastated.”
The name of the woman who remains hospitalized has not been released.
The woman who was murdered in the attack has been identified as 26-year-old Brittany Macon, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“This was a very tragic situation that did not have to occur,” Deputy Chief Hampton said.
Glenn said both of the workers were model employees who had been working at the restaurant for less than one month, the New York Post reported.
“I don’t know what the world is coming to especially with our youth,” Glenn said. “They seem to be so hot headed. Everybody wants to carry a gun. Everybody wants to scare somebody with a gun. It’s scary out here.”