Originally posted by SassyGritsAL
Friday's is OK with me (even though just last month 2 men were killed and one seriously wounded at our Friday's).
Police: T.G.I. Friday's Shooting Was Over a Girl
December 18, 2006
From our Huntsville newsroom:
Shots rang out at the T.G.I. Friday's on University Drive Sunday night, hitting four people. One man died, and three others were wounded.
Tanqueray Lavonnacheckieka Beavers, a former Athens High School basketball star, died at the restaurant. Thurston Duran Turner, Autora Frias Rogers, and William Timothy Reliford were wounded, and taken to Huntsville Hospital.
William Reliford has been released and treated for a gunshot wound to the cheek. Autora Rogers is in critical condition from a gunshot wound to the back. Thurston Turner is in critical condition from a gunshot wound to the face.
The shooting happened at 9:10 Sunday night. Huntsville Police say Jamal Roydrick Woods, 21, became angry when another customer at the restaurant looked at Woods' female companion. Witnesses tell police Woods approached the man, asked him a question, then pulled out a gun and allegedly shot Beavers, Turner, Rogers and Reliford.
A witness says Woods drove away in a 1970s model black Chevelle with silver racing stripes and chrome wheels. Because the car's description was unique, police found it quickly and arrested Woods. They questioned him and later charged him with murder. More charges are pending.
Police also questioned three of Woods' friends who left the restaurant after the shooting. More charges may be pending.
The man who died, Tanqueray Beavers, was 21 and from Athens. Of the victims who survived, Thurston Turner is 27 and from Athens, Autora Rogers is 24 and from Athens, and William Reliford is 33, and from Hazel Green.
T.G.I. Friday's remained closed Monday, but reopened Tuesday. They released a statement. It says, "All of us at T.G.I. Friday's are keeping the families who have been impacted by this senseless act of violence in our thoughts and prayers."
Tank Beavers' funeral will be Friday at 1:00 at the Athens High School gym. The family is asking that donations be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Athens Limestone County to the Tank Beavers Scholarship Fund.