COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus police are working to return a shooting suspect back to Mississippi after Friday's incident at a Cracker Barrel.
The suspect, Robert Beck, 28, was taken into custody in Tennessee. He's accused of shooting a restaurant manager on Friday, June 22.
Police say it could be later today or three days before they know when he will be back in Columbus.
Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton says Beck went into the Columbus Cracker Barrel looking for his girlfriend, who works there.
Shelton says the victim made her boss aware of this domestic situation, which possibly saved her life. He says the manager was shot protecting her, but believes it could have been worse if she had not told her superiors.
"Management was aware there was an issue," Shelton said. "One of the things is we want them to talk about it. So if you're having a problem, tell somebody."
The police chief says video surveillance played a large part in identifying Beck, and he encourages businesses to have cameras. Shelton says cameras help officers in their investigations.