January 22, 2019
If you work at the Huntsville branch of the International House of Primates, you should consider wearing a bullet proof vest.
I mean that seriously.
After a man opened fire on employees at a Huntsville IHOP restaurant late Wednesday, one of the workers pulled out his own gun and fatally shot the suspect, authorities said.
Roderick Turner, a 25-year-old IHOP customer, and Roy Brown Sr., a 56-year-old employee, were killed at the restaurant on Memorial Parkway, police said.
The deadly situation started when Turner went to pick up a to-go order before 10 p.m. Police said Turner got into a fight with employees because he was apparently upset about the food service. Turner got a gun and started shooting at employees, killing Brown, police said.
Also injured by Turner’s gunfire was another IHOP employee, who police identified as Brown’s son. Brown’s son pulled a gun of his own and fatally shot Turner, said Lt. Michael Johnson. Police said they aren’t publicly releasing the son’s name. Johnson said the man was still hospitalized earlier on Thursday. Police said he is expected to survive.
Roy Brown Sr.