A witness tells News 2 that he drove up to the Waffle House at the same time as the suspect. He did not go in immediately because the restaurant was packed. About 30 people were inside. He was waiting in his car.
The witness, who’s name is Chuck, says he watched the gunman calmly get out of his truck and open fire, killing two people outside. Then he shot through the windows of the restaurant and walked inside.
Chuck saw the gunman shoot his friend, a cook he calls “T”. He was taking a smoke break outside when the shooting started.
Chuck says the gunman stopped shooting briefly to reload. At that moment a restaurant customer jumped the gunman and wrestled the gun away from him. Chuck calls that man a hero.