A man stumbled out of a Burger King on Memorial Drive after being shot inside by an acquaintance, police said. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Man shot, killed at DeKalb Burger King after fight; suspect in custody

A man is dead and a woman is injured after they were shot Monday during an argument inside a Burger King in DeKalb County, police said.

The victim, who has not been identified, walked inside the restaurant on the 4000 block of Memorial Drive and began arguing with another man who was already there with the woman, DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said at a news conference.

Police said all three were acquaintances. 

A Burger King in DeKalb County was roped off Monday morning after a fight led to a deadly shooting. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Campbell said the argument escalated to a fight and ended with the suspect shooting the 37-year-old victim. The man stumbled out of the restaurant and died at the scene. 

The woman was shot in the hand from the same bullet that killed the victim. She was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition, police said.

DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell talks about man shot, killed at Burger King after fight. Video by John Spink/AJC

The suspected shooter is in custody. 

No one else was injured in the shooting, DeKalb police Maj. Stephen Fore confirmed. It is not known if other customers were inside the Burger King at the time. 

The restaurant reopened about 3 p.m., according to Channel 2 Action News.  

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