Man tries to rob victim, opens fire in Atlanta restaurant - CBS46 News

Man tries to rob victim, opens fire in Atlanta restaurant

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Atlanta police said a man tried to rob a victim and opened fire on him at an Atlanta restaurant late Monday. 

The shooting occurred just before 9 p.m. at JCT Kitchen, located in the 1100 block of Howell Mill Road NW.

A spokesperson with the Atlanta Police Department told CBS46 they received the shooting call just before 9 p.m.

According to the spokesman, a gunman approached the victim and his wife in the parking lot, demanding a watch. When the victim would not give it up, there was a struggle. Police said that's when the gunman shot the victim, later identified as 25 year-old Bruno Bafico. Police said Bafico ran into the restaurant and the gunman followed, firing at least twice more. When Bafico fell to the ground behind the bar, police said the gunman tried to fire once again, but his gun jammed.

Bafico was shot in the stomach and leg and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, according to authorities. He's listed in critical but stable condition.

The gunman fled the scene in a newer-model black jeep or SUV driven by someone else.

A spokesperson with JCT Kitchen & Bar said they will have extra security at the restaurant this week. CBS46 received this statement.

An incident occurred at JCT. Kitchen on Monday, August 28, around 9 p.m., and the Atlanta Police Department immediately arrived to the scene. We are working diligently with APD, the property security team and city inspectors as they investigate what is believed to be a targeted, isolated act intended for robbery, with the victim having come to the restaurant after shopping in Buckhead. The security and well-being of our guests and employees are always our first priority: We have off-duty APD officers present at the restaurant in addition to 24-hour security on-property at Westside Provisions District. We are saddened by this unforeseen circumstance and will continue to support all involved with the investigation to remain a safe environment.  – from a representative of Ford Fry Restaurants.

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