A Georgia Subway worker is dead and another is injured following a dispute that started over mayonnaise, multiple outlets report.
The argument escalated to gunfire after a customer grew angry about the amount of mayo on his sandwich at the Subway on Northside Drive in Atlanta, WSB-TV reported, citing police. Officers arrived at the scene around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26.
“We had a customer come in that was a little upset with how his sandwich was fixed,” the store’s owner told WXIA. “Believe it or not, it was over too much mayonnaise on his sandwich.”
That’s when “all hell broke loose,” he said.
A store manager on duty shot back at the suspect but didn’t hit him, WAGA and WXIA reported. One of the employee’s children was inside and witnessed the incident.
A 36-year-old suspect, who wasn’t named, was later arrested in connection to the shooting that killed a 26-year-old woman and left a 24-year-old woman critically injured, police said at a June 27 news conference. Both were taken to a hospital where one of them died.
“This was a very tragic situation that did not have to occur,” Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. told reporters.
Hampton said a tip aided in the investigation and led to the suspect’s arrest late Sunday.
Authorities haven’t identified the victims, pending notification of family. The condition of the employee who survived wasn’t known as of Monday, June 27.
Store owner Willie Glenn said the two women had started working at the restaurant just a few weeks ago, according to WSB-TV.
“They were just model employees,” he told the news station.