Law enforcement has made an arrest in a double shooting at the Waffle House on Brookway Boulevard in Brookhaven.
Authorities say that two people were shot around 2 a.m., and the manager of the restaurant was airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was shot in the head. The other victim was shot in the arm and drove himself to the hospital.
Sources say the fight started with an argument between coworkers. One of the employees was told to leave work for being rude to customers, but stayed in the parking lot in her vehicle. Police say she called her boyfriend, Willie Walker III. Walker got into an argument with the manager not long before allegedly shooting her and the other victim outside the restaurant.
Walker has been booked into the Lincoln County jail on charges of attempted murder, two counts of shooting into a vehicle, and aggravated assault. It is unclear if the girlfriend who called him to the scene will be charged.
Walker was arrested by Lincoln County deputies at a home in Lincoln County near his house a little before 9 a.m.
Brookway Boulevard is Brookhaven’s main thoroughfare, leading from Exit 40 into downtown Brookhaven, and is the site of most of the town’s major traffic throughout the day. It is located on the same stretch as the Brookhaven Wal-Mart. Historically, violent crime in that area is low.
This is an ongoing investigation. We will update as more information becomes available.