Restaurant employee shoots manager, kills self

By Linda Looney-Bond


A Stockbridge fast-food restaurant employee shot a manager, then shot and killed himself early Saturday morning, according to Clayton County Police.

The incident happened around 5 a.m., at the Krystal restaurant, located at 3562 Ga. Highway 138, according to a police report.

Mitchell Robertson, 31, of Stockbridge, shot Lorie Henley Greggs, 38, of Jenkinsburg, in the leg, the police report states.

Robertson was apparently upset over a reduction in hours, according to published reports.

Greggs was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment. Greggs told police that she was preparing to open the store along with Robertson and another employee when Robertson shot her in the leg without warning, according to police records.

"The victim [Greggs] advised that the offender [Robertson] looked at her and said 'I didn't want it to come to this,'" before turning the gun on himself, the police report states.

The third employee then ran out of the building and called police.

"The offender always kept to himself and was a good employee," Greggs told police, according to the report. "The victim advised that she and the offender had not had any dispute in the past and that nothing negative had happened between the two of them or any other employee," the report said.

The Krystal restaurant is the same location where, in July, a recently-fired employee shot another manager and then struggled with a Clayton County Police officer, shooting the officer in the hand, according to Clayton County Police Officer Kevin Hughes.

Both the manager and the officer survived the shooting, according to Hughes. The suspect in the July shooting was arrested and charged, according to police.

Forest Park man shot, killed

Clayton County Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at the Laurel Pointe Apartments, located at 225 Johnson Road, in Forest Park, just before 11:30 a.m., Sunday.

Police responded to the scene and found Chavez Denard Watson, 25, on the ground outside building 46, according to Clayton County Police Officer Kevin Hughes.

Police said Watson had been shot in the torso and forearm, and was transported to Southern Regional Medical Center for treatment, where he later died, according to police records.

Witnesses told police that, prior to the shooting, Watson had received a phone call, appeared upset and walked out of his apartment, where he and a relative encountered three males standing outside. Witnesses said they heard shots fired, and saw two vehicles flee the scene at a high rate of speed.

Police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477.

-The Associated Press contributed to this report.