MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is dead after a shooting at Broadway Pizza in Binghampton Tuesday afternoon.
Officers responded to the shooting at the Broad Avenue location just before 2 p.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the 39-year-old victim was killed by a female relative inside the restaurant.
Our cameras were rolling as police had the woman detained in a cruiser. According to MPD, the suspect has since been released. No charges were filed.
The Broad Avenue location will be closed for the day but the Broadway Pizza on South Mendenhall will remain open.
We spoke with a worker who was inside when the fatal gunshot was fired.
“I just heard it and I turned around [cut to] I didn’t even know what was going on,” the worker said.
A witness inside the restaurant who wishes to remain anonymous said she spoke to the victim minutes before the chaos. She said the man was calm at first but that soon changed.
“He was like ‘I’m going to shoot me a MF up in here. This ridiculous,'” she recalled.
That’s when she said an argument started that she could hear from the next dining room.
“They started fighting and you can hear dishes dropping on the ground, tables and chairs falling over then the next thing boom,” she said. “I jumped. My blood pressure was so high. I’m still shaken a little bit.”
The witness said multiple people were inside the restaurant. Some chose to hide under tables while others ran out.
“I had just looked back and I seen him stretched out on the ground. His pants were down to his ankles,” she said.