Mugshot of Anthony Perryman
Photo: DeKalb County police
Photo: DeKalb County police

Cops: Man left dad at DeKalb Waffle House after killing girlfriend

When police arrived at the Waffle House last Tuesday, they found Anthony Henderson-Perryman’s girlfriend shot in the parking lot and his father without a ride.

Tanya Dunlap, who would soon be pronounced dead, appeared to have been shot in the face, according to DeKalb County police documents. Witnesses said Henderson-Perryman had just sped away in a car while yelling threats at them.

Robert Perryman told an officer he’d been at the Flat Shoals Parkway restaurant with his son and his son’s new girlfriend. Dunlap and the father went inside to eat, leaving the son, who had been drinking, in the car to sleep.

At about 1:40 a.m., Dunlap walked outside and got in the car.

Witnesses said they saw Henderson-Perryman pulling her hair as she tried to climb back out.

“When she got away she slammed the door on the suspect’s arm,” an officer wrote in a report. “Shen then opened the front door and reached in to get something.”

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A gunshot rang.

Witnesses saw Dunlap fall backwards onto the pavement.

The father said he watched from inside the Waffle House as people outside ducked. He walked outside and saw his son drive away as Dunlap lay hurt, the report said.

Customer Greg McCory told Channel 2 Action News two young women ran in the restaurant shouting: “He shot her. He shot her.”

McCory said he saw the shooter driving around with a door open and yelling: “Who else want some?”

Perryman, 27, of Columbus, was arrested at a home in Muscogee. He is charged with murder and held in the DeKalb jail without bond, records show.

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