Black Restaurateur David McAtee was killed during police crossfire at a protest in Louisville, Kentucky following the killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. The fatal shooting took place during the wee hours of Monday morning at the intersection of 26th & Broadway. Police and National Guard officers were allegedly shot at by someone in a crowd and returned fire. McAtee was struck by a stray bullet and died shortly after midnight.
“He was a beautiful person,” Carolyn Wilder, a member of the Louisville community, said.
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“He cooked and would people coming out of clubs and stuff. He tried to feed everybody. He wouldn’t even charge half of them. He would just feed them so they wouldn’t go hungry,” she added.
At the time of the shooting, McAtee was reportedly meeting with a group of friends for food and music. McAtee owned a local BBQ joint called Yaya’s BBQ Shack.
No one has been charged in the shooting as of yet. The FBI, Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are currently investigating the death.