Man Shot, Killed After Joking About Voting for Trump

Mitchell Mormon Jr. / Twitter
• November 16, 2016 12:12 pm


A man was shot and killed outside of a bar in Atlanta while on a date after he joked about voting for Donald Trump.

Mitchell Mormon Jr. was 32 years old when he was gunned down outside of the popular Church bar around 3 a.m. on Saturday, local ABC affiliate WSB-TV reported Tuesday night.

His date, Shaunita Walker, 25, said the fatal encounter started when a man, the soon-to-be-shooter, made disrespectful comments to her as she walked back into the bar to get her phone.

Mormon then confronted the man, which led to an argument between the three individuals. Walker said Mormon joked during the exchange that he had voted for Trump and would be gone next week.

The argument continued until the shooter walked around a corner for a moment, returned with a gun, and opened fire. Both Walker and Mormon were shot.

Walker told authorities that the shooter was a Hispanic male. Mormon later died after being taken to a hospital, the New York Post reported.

Police said officers responded to 466 Edgewood Ave. and found both Walker and Mormon shot. Both were taken to Grady Hospital, where Mormon later died. Walker, who was shot in the arm, is recovering out of state, WSB-TV reports.

Walker also made the point that she does not think the Trump joke was a deciding factor in the shooting, saying the shooter was intent on causing trouble from the beginning.

Walker and authorities are asking the public for help in getting the shooter off of the streets, the Post noted.

Investigators released surveillance video depicting several people outside the bar, including two people they hope to identify in connection to the shooting: a man in a white jacket who appears to be Hispanic and a white male in a hooded sweatshirt carrying a backpack.

Published under: Donald Trump, Guns, Violence