MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police arrested a man who they say shot his mother and another man inside of Incredible Pizza on Saturday.
According to Memphis Police, officers arrested 21-year-old Antravion Greer. He is charged with attempted first degree murder, Employment Firearm During Commission Dangerous Felony, Aggravated Assault, and Tampering with Evidence.
In the affidavit, MPD said officers arrived to the scene and located two people sustaining gunshot wounds. Antravion Greer and one of the shooting victims had gotten into an argument.
Greer was escorted out of the restaurant by security and shortly after, Greer’s family and another family began fighting in the kitchen area.
Memphis Police said that’s when Greer came back into the restaurant with a handgun and fired shots, striking his own mother and another man.
Court documents say surveillance cameras showed the incident unfolding with Greer shooting the gun. Additionally, it showed him putting the gun on the ground to help his mother and then picking the gun back up.
Greer admitted to authorities that he came back into the restaurant and started shooting, and admitted he threw the gun under an unknown car in the parking lot.
Greer is now facing several charges including Attempted First Degree Murder.
We spoke to one mother who was inside with her son when the shooting took place and she says that’s not enough.
“You attempted to kill children. Like, he wasn’t even trying to kill his own mother is what I heard, but he hit his mother. So, if you hit your mama instead of the person you’re hitting, you could’ve hit anyone’s child. And there was so many children in their and babies. It was heartbreaking,” said Andrea Coley who witnessed the shooting.
Coley says she was there with her three-year-old son when the shooting happened. She says she first noticed something was wrong when she heard screaming.
“We thought it was just like someone won tickets. It didn’t really sound like a danger until you heard the shots, and then people like stampeding towards that exit,” said Coley.
Coley says she immediately grabbed her son and threw him behind the games until there was a break in the crowd for her and her son to run towards an exit.
“I’m angry that you’re doing this in a child’s place. Like, Incredible Pizza – you’re not here for adults. This is a child’s venue. Why is this happening in a child’s venue,” says Coley.
Coley says there were hundreds of people inside when the shooting happened, but she says she only saw at least one security guard.
“They weren’t checking any bags. They weren’t checking anything that you brought in at all. So, it would’ve been very easy for you to bring anything in,” said Coley.
Coley says thankfully her son is too young to understand what was happening, but she says she’s going to be more cautious about where she takes him moving forward.
“Yea, we’re not trying to take him places now because it’s like not worth it. If you can do this here, you can do it anywhere,” said Coley.
Greer is expected to make his first court appearance Monday morning.
This is a developing story.