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Shooter sentenced for 2018 Cracker Barrel shooting in Columbus

Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton said Robert Beck went into the restaurant looking for his girlfriend who worked there.

Posted: Feb 14, 2020 12:41 PM
Updated: Feb 14, 2020 7:29 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A judge sentenced Robert Beck to 30 years in prison for shooting a manager at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in June 2018.

Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton said Beck went into the restaurant looking for his girlfriend who worked there.

Robert Beck testified before he was sentenced.

The shooting happened at the Columbus restaurant.

The manager was wounded during the shooting incident.

The victim made her boss aware of the domestic situation and the manager was shot protecting the victim, Shelton said. The manager was transported to the hospital.

Previous Article - Columbus Cracker Barrel shooting suspect arrested in Tennessee

Tennessee state troopers arrested Beck during a traffic stop near Cookeville, Tennessee, less than 12 hours after the shooting.

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