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JACKSON — A Milner man was shot and killed Thursday night at a Waffle House. According to the GBI, the man was using racial slurs and an altercation broke out.
The shooting occurred at the Waffle House located at 3201 Highway 36 West in Jackson.
It all began at about 10:57 p.m. The Butts County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received three different 911 calls regarding disturbances at the Waffle House.
The first call was regarding an irate customer, the second call was regarding a fight, and the third call was regarding shots fired, all of which were within several minutes.
Butts County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Waffle House. Upon the deputies’ arrival, they discovered 27-year-old Nicholas Phinazee Bryan who suffered a gunshot wound.
According to the GBI, the preliminary investigation revealed that 36-year-old Robert Lewis Henderson Jr., and 39-year-old Antonio DeMarty Evans, both of Flovilla were at the Waffle House and had a confrontation with Bryan.
“Bryan was using racial slurs towards Henderson and Evans and was asked to leave the premises by Waffle House staff,” said GBI spokeswoman Natalie Ammons.
Evans and Bryan began having a physical altercation and GBI officials say Henderson Jr. fired one round at Bryan, striking him.
Bryan was transported to Monroe County Hospital in Forsyth where he later died at about 3 a.m. Bryan was transported to the GBI Crime Lab, where an autopsy will be performed.