*Kevin Jordan had been with the Griffin Police Department in Atlanta, Georgia for four years before he was fatally shot by an intoxicated suspect at Waffle House this weekend.
Today his fellow officers are mourning his loss.
Jordan, 43 , was assisting three intoxicated people that he had asked leave the restaurant outside during the wee hours of Saturday morning. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, that’s when an altercation at the Waffle House began.
Instead of leaving peacefully, the three allegedly began hurling racial slurs at the retired Marine.
An argument escalated and when Jordan attempted to restrain and arrest the 28-year-old woman, Chantell Mixon, while she was on the ground, he was “maliciously shot” five times in the back by 30-year-old, Michael D. Bowman, killing him, according to a police statement.
The officer’s brother, Raymond Jordan, said he was at the restaurant to keep his brother company while he worked, and witnessed the fatal shooting.
Hearing the shooting, Jordan’s brother Raymond, a civilian with a permit to carry a gun, ran outside and shot Bowman, who is now in stable condition.
“My only regret, I don’t want to be bitter,” Jordan told WSB-TV. “My only regret, I didn’t kill him.”
Jordan’s brother has not been charged with a crime.
Both Bowman and Mixon were charged with felony murder. A third suspect, 23-year-old Tyler Taylor, was charged with disorderly conduct.
WSB-TV spoke to Bowman’s aunt, Darlene Buhlinger, who offered her condolences to the Jordan family.
“That’s somebody’s son, [somebody’s] daddy,” Buhlinger said. “I mean, I don’t even know what to feel. I’m so sorry for that family.”
Read more at Huffington Post.