Columbus Police have arrested the 27-year-old man accused in the Dec. 25 Waffle House shooting that wounded one.
Darrius Markell Dillard, the alleged shooter, was taken into custody 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Clay County Jail and charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct, first-degree damage to business property, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He’s scheduled to face those charges 9 a.m. Saturday in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
Police said they were called to the 4005 Buena Vista Road restaurant around 10:30 p.m. Christmas Day after shots were fired from the parking lot.
Witnesses described the shooter as a slim black man with long dreadlocks. He was wearing white pants and a black shirt when he shot a man in the left arm and fired toward four others who escaped injury, officials said in a police report released today.
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One woman told police she was sitting at the bar in the Waffle House when the window next to her shatter. Two other individuals who were sitting in a booth by the front door said they heard four or five gunshots.