HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Jan 21 2019
Police say a fatal shooting at an Alabama IHOP began when a customer started shooting at employees and a wounded restaurant worker shot and killed the customer in self-defense.
The Huntsville Police Department on Thursday identified the two people killed in the Wednesday night shooting as IHOP employee Roy Brown and customer Roderick Turner. Brown was 56. Turner was 25.
In a statement, police said Turner was picking up a carryout order and became “disruptive and loud regarding the service at the business.”
After a confrontation, police said Turner pulled a handgun and started firing at employees, striking Brown and another worker. Police said the wounded employee “then pulled a handgun and shot the customer-shooter in self-defense of others.
Police did not release the name of the employee.
Police said they do not anticipate any arrests, but a grand jury will review the shooting.