A subway worker pushed his five-year-old child under the counter before she was shot twice and survived, while his colleague was killed after the customer got angry at too many mayonnaise on his sandwich.
Brittany Macon, 26, was shot inside the Northside Drive and Markham Street Subway store on Sunday night while Jada Statum, 24, was shot twice and left in critical condition.
Statum allegedly pushed her son under the counter to keep him from hurting himself before she was shot. Her five-year-old saw her seriously injured, according to WSBTV. Police said the child would also go through ‘trauma counselling’.
The Atlanta Police Department announced Monday that it has arrested a 36-year-old Atlanta man, but his name has not yet been released due to the ongoing investigation.
Police say an Atlanta citizen contacted them with “information” about the suspect that helped them identify the women’s attacker.
The suspect was taken into custody without further incident, police said at a news conference.
Statum pushed his five-year-old son (pictured three years ago) under the counter before the shooting happened. He reportedly saw his mother being shot and will undergo ‘trauma counselling’ for the ordeal
Brittany Macon, 26 (left) was fatally shot inside a Subway store in Atlanta on Sunday. Jada Statum, 24 (right) was also shot twice and is currently in critical condition
Macon (pictured) and Statum had recently started working at the store and are said to be ‘model employees’
Statum (pictured) is currently in intensive care. The two women reportedly lived together and were best friends
The two women, who had both recently started at the store and were “model employees,” lived together and were best friends, according to 11 Alive. Macon had loved Statum’s son as his own.
Macon’s family told 11 Alive that she was “smart and sweet” and paid for a family reunion so everyone could get together just a month before filming. The whole family was to meet in Savannah for the 4th of July.
Subway store owner Willie Glenn hinted the suspect was a man, sharing with local outlets: ‘It breaks my heart to know that someone has the audacity to point a gun and shoot on someone for as little as too much mayonnaise on a sandwich.’
“He decided to escalate it and from there, that’s when all hell broke loose,” Glen said.
The shooting took place at the Northside Drive and Markham Street Subway store on Sunday
The store manager who was on the clock at the time of the shooting reportedly fired back at the suspect but missed, according to Glenn.
“It’s really unfortunate, I mean there’s just a lot of shooting and killing and it was just ridiculous,” Glenn said. “My heart goes out to my employees.”
“I don’t know where the world is at, especially with our youngsters… They look so fiery,” he added.
“Everyone wants to carry a gun. Everyone wants to scare someone with a gun. It’s scary here.
Store owner Willie Glenn said ‘all hell broke loose’ following an argument over how much mayonnaise employees put in the suspect’s sandwich.
The victims were described as “model employees” and had been on the job for barely a month. Pictured: Inside the Subway store where the shooting took place
Surveillance footage of the shooting has yet to be shared publicly as the investigation continues.
Al Bailey, co-owner of the Subway store, was in shock upon hearing what had happened.
“You pull out a gun and shoot somebody, shoot a sandwich, my heart is breaking right now,” he told WSBTV.
He is now calling on people to “vote” out lawmakers who do nothing about Atlanta’s gun problem.
In an impassioned speech outside the store, which is connected to a gas station, he exclaimed, “Over damn mayo!”
‘Everybody pack [a gun], what does this mean? he told WSBTV.
Acting Police Chief Darin Schierbaum later told the outlet that arguments were the leading cause of 2022 homicides.
“An argument leads to someone picking up a gun and shooting that gun, leaving someone dead or someone seriously injured,” he said.
He added that people must learn to resolve disagreements without violence.
“We need individuals to talk about their differences, walk away, and not pick up guns,” Schierbaum said.
“We can take down drug operations that breed violent crime, we can break up gang organizations that breed violent crime, we can arrest robbery teams that breed violent crime, we can’t arrest someone who is crazy because there’s too much mayonnaise on their sandwich.
Glenn said the shooter has been served at the store before and has never had any issues with employees until now.
“Because of what happened tonight, my partners and I are reassessing whether or not we will continue to do so, in this neighborhood anyway,” adding that it is not a risk worth taking. ‘To be taken.