Man who allegedly gunned down subway worker over ‘too much mayo’ on sandwich to remain in custody

Francis Akhalbey November 27, 2023
Melvin Williams allegedly shot and killed Brittany Macon following a dispute over "too much mayo" on a sandwich -- Left photo credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office | Right photo via Facebook

A man who allegedly shot and killed an Atlanta Subway worker for putting “too much mayo” on a sandwich was denied bond on November 22. Per 11Alive, the June 2022 incident happened after the suspect, Melvin Williams, had an altercation with the victim. She was identified as 26-year-old Brittany Macon.

He faces a slew of charges including murder, felony murder, three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, first-degree criminal damage to property, third-degree cruelty to children, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Court documents stated that the 36-year-old suspect was ordered to remain in custody because he “poses a significant risk of committing a felony pending trial.”

Another victim, who sustained an injury in the wake of the shooting, survived – though she was transported to the hospital in critical condition. That victim, identified as 24-year-old Jada Nicole Statum, was also a worker at the restaurant.

Willie Glenn, who is the owner of the restaurant, said Statum was with her 5-year-old son when the shooting inside the establishment occurred. “Believe it or not, it was about too much mayonnaise on his sandwich,” Glenn told Fox 5 Atlanta at the time. “He decided to escalate the situation from there, and that’s when all hell broke loose.”

“Someone failed to resolve a conflict by just walking away, having a conversation to just reorder a sandwich, decided to take actions into his hands, and now we have families who are devastated,” Atlanta Police Department Deputy Chief Charles Hampton also said. 

A family member also in a statement to Atlanta News First described Macon as a “caring and courageous” person. “She was beautiful and loving, very vocal, would stand up for herself and others,” the statement said.

“She was caring and loved life and her family I really would hope that the fact an unhinged man came into a restaurant and took a life. Mental health in the Black community needs to be addressed, it could’ve been anyone.”

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: November 27, 2023


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