Man arrested and charged in Waffle House Shooting

Workers covered damaged windows Sunday at lunch time as crime scene tape still surrounded the perimeter of the restaurant. (Stefanie Bainum/WCIV)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Charleston County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the Waffle House shooting on Savannah Highway that killed one man and injured another.

Deonte Steven Brown, 18, was arrested and charged with attempted murder today.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office report says that the victim, Quinton Allen, 23, was approached by Brown in the Waffle House.

Witnesses told investigators Brown asked for a cigarette and got angry when Allen said he did not have one. {}They say Allen tried to leave the Waffle House to avoid an altercation when Brown punched him in the face and then shot him.{}

Charleston County sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene at about 4:13 a.m.

Another man was shot and killed in the incident.{}The deceased shooting victim has been identified by the Charleston County Coroner's office as 19-year-old Dontaye Reed of Ravenel.

The investigation continues into exactly how Reed was shot and killed.

Across the street from the Waffle House, the manager at Bojangles', who did not want to be named, arrived to work just minutes before the shooting.

The manager said she was parked in her car, when she saw a car pull out of the Waffle House at a{}very fast speed.

"The only thing I heard was the car pull off, and when I looked around the corner, it was getting past some trees. Only thing I saw was the taillights," she said.

Looking out the drive-through window, the manager said around 4:45 a.m., she saw a man fighting for his life.

"I saw them pick up the person. They were doing CPR and all that, and I saw them pick the person up and put them on the girdy thingy and put them in the back of an ambulance."

She said the incident has shaken her up and makes her think twice about her morning routine.

"It kind of makes me a little nervous about being here at 4 o'clock in the morning by myself now," she said. "I'm probably going to keep my cell phone on me before someone else gets here."

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