Copney was standing in front of the hot dog display “looking discombobulated,” Joyner said. Andrew Spencer, who was in line behind Copney, reached around him to take a hot dog bun, a move that Copney took as disrespect.
When Spencer, 30, walked out of the convenience store, Copney was waiting for him, officials said. They got into an argument. Spencer’s friend, Quintin Heard, who was with him that night, told the AJC that moments later, Bakhari or Copney started shooting.