JEFFERSON, Ga. — Police in Jefferson, Georgia have taken a man into custody who is accused of spitting at a McDonald’s employee at the drive-thru window prior to shooting and wounding another employee before making his getaway last week.
The crime occurred on Thursday, June 10, according to a statement from the Jefferson Police Department. In a follow-up news release, they said a suspect has been arrested. He was identified as Devonte Watts.
Watts, 26, became argumentative with a McDonald’s employee at the drive-thru window. He reportedly spit on the worker, prompting another employee to go outside and confront Watts in person, police said.
A third employee became involved and also headed outside in an attempt to diffuse the situation. The argument continued and as Watts drove away, he fired a gun at the restaurant. The second employee was reportedly struck by a round, Fox News reported.
The wounded McDonald’s worker was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.
On Friday, June 11, the agency posted to Facebook that Watts had been identified and taken into custody for the shooting. He is facing multiple multiple charges, which include aggravated battery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.