Atlanta police arrested a teenager in the shooting of the general manager of a popular D.C. restaurant who was in Atlanta for a wedding over the weekend.
Just after midnight Sunday morning, Millie's GM Christian Broder, 34, was waiting for an Uber with his wife, his brother and his sister-in-law outside the Capital City Club after the reception when a car pulled up to them and a young man wearing jeans and a gray, hooded sweatshirt got out of the car, pointed a silver and black handgun at them, and robbed them.
When the man returned to the car, Broder followed him, police said.
“From what I understand, Christian said something to the effect of, ‘Are you sure you want to do this … Why are you doing this?’ And the guy just absolutely flipped out and said, ‘So you want to die over this,’ and shot him point blank in the stomach and then got back in the car and left,” said Bo Blair, Broder’s brother-in-law and the owner of Millie’s, a northwest D.C. restaurant where Broder has worked for two years.
Police arrested a 17-year-old boy Friday on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Police said they are still trying to identify the driver of the car used in the shooting, which was taken in a carjacking July 6.
“Just everybody is just so devastated,” Blair told News4 Thursday. “All the staff and all the people that know him just love him. He’s an amazing guy. Just such a mellow, thoughtful, amazing guy. Everybody is really, really devastated by this situation.”
Broder has a 9-month-old daughter, and his wife teaches pre-kindergarten.
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He is in intensive care at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.
“The family has turned the chapel at Piedmont into a hotel,” Blair said. “He’s from Atlanta and has a tremendous amount of family down there. They’ve been on a 24-hour vigil since this happened on Sunday morning.”