The following night, May 15, just after midnight, police say Watson returned to the restaurant. A cook told Watson he was not going to be served, according to the court document. Watson then allegedly slapped the cook across the face.
The cook told police he began running toward the back of the Waffle House. Watson shot the cook in his chest or abdomen outside the restaurant, according to the court document. The cook told police he ran toward his home while calling 911. The cook was hospitalized and released Friday afternoon.