JACKSON, Georgia — Two men involved in the shooting death of a man at a Butts County Waffle House after he allegedly used racial slurs, have turned themselves in, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced. 

At around 9 a.m. Wednesday, Robert Lewis Henderson, Jr. and Antonio DeMarty Evans turned themselves in to the Butts County Sheriff’s Office for charges stemming from the death of 27-year-old Nicholas Bryan.  

On Tuesday, GBI agents obtained arrest warrants for Henderson and Evans.   Henderson is charged with one count of murder and one count of aggravated assault. Evans is charged with tampering with evidence.  

Their arrests come after the Nov. 1, death investigation that occurred at the Waffle House on Highway 36 West near Jackson. 

ORIGINAL STORY: GBI: Racial slurs lead to deadly shooting at Butts County Waffle House

Bryan, a customer at the restaurant, was asked to leave after authorities said he got in a fight with two other men.

Deputies initially said that it was determined that Bryan was using racial slurs toward Henderson, 36, and Evans, 39, both of Flovilla. 

Waffle House racial slur shooting
Robert Henderson, left, Antonio Evans
Butts County Sheriff's Office

Bryan was soon asked to leave the premises by staff but Evans and Bryan ended up in a fight with the man.

At some point, Henderson Jr. fired a single round at Bryan, who was taken to Monroe County Hospital. He was pronounced dead around 3 a.m.


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