An Atlanta Subway restaurant was the scene of a horrific murder over mayonnaise on a sandwich. The dispute resulted in two employees being shot, one of which was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.
Police were called to the restaurant in downtown Atlanta shortly after 6:30 p.m., where they located two employees suffering from gunshot wounds. In a news release, Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. stated that “this was a very tragic situation that did not have to occur. The suspect came inside the restaurant to order a sandwich, and there was something wrong with the sandwich that made him so upset that he decided to take out his anger on two of the employees here.” The subject who was arrested has yet to be identified. Deputy Chief Hampton stated the investigation was ongoing and that the suspect used a handgun during the incident.
Fulton County Medical Examiner identified 26-year-old Brittany Macon as the deceased victim, with a preliminary cause of death attributed to gunshot wounds. A second victim, a 24-year-old woman, was also shot and remained in critical condition.
Deputy Chief Hampton stated the dispute was over too much mayo but that the focus shouldn’t be the mayo. Instead, the focus should be on gun violence. Violent crime is at an all-time high in large cities across the country, with Atlanta being no different. There have been 74 homicides since the start of 2022 in Atlanta, which, according to the Atlanta Police Department, is a 19 percent increase from the same period last year.
Willie Glenn, co-owner of the Subway restraint, stated, “it breaks my heart to know that someone has the audacity to point a weapon and shoot someone for as little as too much mayonnaise on a sandwich.” A spokesperson for the Subway Company stated, “Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of those attacked in what was a senseless act of violence. At this time, our main concern is for the franchisees’ team members and guests who were inside the restaurant.”