In an update just after 8:00 p.m. on June 11, Jefferson Police Department reported that the suspect had been arrested. Devonte Watts of Stone Mountain, Georgia is facing several charges.
Jefferson, Georgia Police Department released information on June 11 around noon that after an argument at McDonald’s, a customer shot an employee.
At 2111 hours on 06/10/21 the Jefferson Police Department responded to McDonald’s located at 4875 US Hwy 129 North in reference to an employee of the business being shot by a customer. Officers were advised that a black male subject drove up to the drive-thru and ordered food. An argument with an employee then ensued at the pick-up window, and the customer was said to have spit on the employee through the pick-up window. The employee went outside to confront the customer. The argument continued, and as the customer drove away he fired one shot towards the employee. The bullet actually hit a second employee who had gone outside with the first employee to try to defuse the situation. The employee who was shot was taken to a hospital to be treated for a non-life-threatening injury. The investigation of the shooting is ongoing. If you have any information about this incident please contact Sgt. Berry Sossoman at 706-367-5231 ext. 2536.