Subway worker shot to death after sandwich-mayonnaise argument

Police have confirmed that the fight over the mayonnaise overdose that killed an Atlanta subway worker is over.

In Atlanta, two subway workers were shot and killed Sunday evening after a customer complained about his sandwich, according to WBRZ Atlanta.

Atlanta Police Department (APD) officers responded to the Circle K gas station just after 6:30 p.m. After receiving the call, one person was shot.

They saw two workers shot in the neighboring subway. One of the employees, a 26-year-old man, died on the spot, the other, a 24-year-old employee, was taken to hospital.

“Believe it or not, there was a lot of mayonnaise on his sandwich,” store owner Willie Glenn told Fox 5.

Interim Police Chief Darin Schierbaum told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that a 24-year-old woman was shot in front of her 5-year-old child, who was in the store at the time.

“What you see behind me is the result of a tragedy,” Schirbaum told reporters outside the subway. “A senseless tragedy that we have seen many times throughout the year where an argument led to a shooting and now someone is dead.”

Police told reporters that the manager on duty tried to fire at the shooter but missed and the shooter fled the scene.

A 36-year-old suspect, whose name was not released, was later arrested in connection with the shooting.

“It was a very tragic situation that didn’t have to happen,” Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. told reporters on Monday.

Authorities have not identified the victims pending family notification.

Glenn told WBS-TV that both victims started working at the restaurant a few weeks ago and described them as “exemplary employees.”

Instead of immediately resorting to weapons, people should deal with conflicts differently, Schirbaum told WSB-TV.

“We need people to talk about their conflicts, walk away and not reach for weapons. We can eliminate drug operations that increase violent crime, we can eliminate gang organizations that increase violent crime, we can eliminate robbery gangs that increase violent crime. We can’t stop someone who’s crazy because his sandwich has too much mayonnaise,” Schierbaum said.


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