ATLANTA -- A security guard for Mary Mac's Tea Room was arrested after a shooting outside the iconic Atlanta restaurant.
It began Friday evening, when police received a shots fired call. Responding officers were flagged down by the security guard, 46-year-old Dexter Scott Washington, at the intersection of Myrtle Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue.
According to a police report, Washington told investigators he tried to prevent a car from driving the wrong way through the Mary Mac's parking lot. Washington claimed the car's driver ignored him, and the car hit him while leaving the lot.
Washington said he caught up to the car while it waited at a red light. He claimed the driver tried to run over him, prompting him to fire several shots into the car.
Police interviewed the driver, Dan De'Combes, who said he was waiting at a red light when he saw Washington, who was armed with a gun, approaching him.