Atlanta Man Shot Dead Outside Bar After Joking That He Voted for Trump

A man on a first date was shot outside a bar in Atlanta after he jokingly said he voted for President-elect Donald Trump.

Mitchell Mormon, Jr., 32, was shot dead outside Church Bar after he got into an argument with another man who pulled out a gun, WSB reported.

Shaunita Walker, 25, stated that the alleged shooter said something disrespectful to her as she went back to the bar. When Mormon found out, he confronted the man, and the two got into an argument.

Walker said that during the argument, Mormon jokingly told the man that he voted for Trump.

The argument continued as the alleged shooter went around the corner and returned with a gun and shot Mormon.

“When I heard the first shot and it went into my arm, I just grabbed my arm and began to scream,” Walker said. “And then I heard two more shots and I saw (Mormon) on the ground.”

Police said they found Walker and Mormon shot when they responded to the scene at 466 Edgewood Ave. Both were taken to Grady Hospital, where Mormon later died.

Walker is recovering out-of-state, WSB reported.

Investigators released surveillance video of several people standing outside a bar, including two people authorities hope to identify as part of the shooting: a Hispanic man wearing a white jacket and a white male in a hooded sweatshirt carrying a backpack, the New York Post reported.

Walker said she does not think the comment about Trump affected the outcome of the shooting, claiming that the gunman was a menace from the beginning.

She asked the public for help in getting the suspect off the street.

“Please, if anybody know[s] anything, please, this was so senseless,” she said. “This was so horrible.”


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