A Stone Mountain man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that injured an employee of the McDonald's in Jefferson.

Devonte Watts, 26, of Stone Mountain, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during commission of a crime.

Officers with the Jefferson Police Department were called to the McDonald's on Hwy. 129 in Jefferson on June 10 shortly after 9 p.m.

"Officers were advised that a black male subject drove up to the drive-thru and ordered food," according to a JPD news release. "An argument with an employee then ensued at the pick-up window, and the customer was said to have spit on the employee through the pick-up window. The employee went outside to confront the customer."

The argument continued, and as the customer drove away he fired one shot towards the employee, the news release said. That bullet hit a second employee who had gone outside to try to defuse the situation.

The employee who was shot was taken to a hospital to be treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

"We’d like to thank all the agencies who assisted us with this incident including Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Gainesville Police Department and Hall County Sheriff’s Office," the JPD said in a news release.


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