Police looking for 17-year-old employee for South Fulton Taco Bell shooting

Published: May. 18, 2022 at 5:45 AM EDT|Updated: May. 18, 2022 at 8:41 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - South Fulton Police say they are looking for a 17-year-old employee of Taco Bell they believe is responsible for shooting two teens during a dispute on Tuesday night.

South Fulton police say a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old were struck by gunfire during a dispute with another person.

They have identified the suspect as 17-year-old Marquis Jordan.

Marquis Jordan
Marquis Jordan(South Fulton Police Department)

It happened at the Taco Bell on Camp Fulton Way. According to a witness, the employee and the two people who were shot were involved in an argument at the drive-through before the shooting.

“A 16-year-old was struck in the neck, but he’s doing okay. He’s at Grady Hospital. He’s in surgery right now so we just keep our prayers out for him,” said Captain Marcus Dennard during a news conference Wednesday afternoon. “A 17-year-old was struck as well.” Dennard said the 17-year-old in the car was shot in the leg and is stable.

Police have not said if the two shooting victims will face charges as well or if they knew the employee.

“That person is still at large,” added Captain Dennard.

The initial investigation revealed an issue with a dissatisfied customer who spoke with CBS46 about the shooting that he witnessed. According to police, the employee came outside to discuss an incorrect order with the customer and the employee became upset. Police say the employee went into the Taco Bell and brought out an assault rifle that he’d brought to work with him. He came back outside and began arguing with two teens that pulled up next. Police believe the employee fired the initial shots at the 16-year-old and 17-year-old in the car.

The teens were both transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. Jordan was still at large as of Wednesday evening.