Thornton went back to Bivines’ car and that’s when things turned deadly.
Atlanta police said four shots were fired through the passenger-side window. Bullets landed in Thornton’s torso.
As Thornton fell to the ground, Bivines drove away in his white Volkswagen, police said.
Thornton was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Bivines, accompanied by his lawyer, surrendered to police Monday afternoon. Attorney Jackie Patterson said his client shot in self-defense.
Robert Bivines surrendered Monday afternoon. He’s accused of fatally shooting Ryan Thornton on Saturday. (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)
Patterson told Channel 2 Action News that Thornton — allegedly upset about how late his order arrived — was not happy about the delivery time, threatened his client and motioned toward his pockets.
“My client had no choice but to defend himself,” he said.
Patterson said Thornton jerked the food out of his client’s window when Bivines handed it to him.
In court Tuesday, Bivines got emotional as a judge told him she could not grant him bond.
“This is the lowest point of his life,” Patterson said of his client, “but I told him to hold on, a change will be coming.”
Bivines’ next court appearance is March 6.