An Atlanta Wendy’s, the site where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by Atlanta police on Friday, was burned to the ground Saturday by an angry mob during protests over Brook’s death.
On Sunday, Atlanta police offered a $10,000 reward for the arrest and indictment those responsible for starting the fire that destroyed the building. Local Atlanta reporter Alex Whittler captured footage of rioters entering Wendy’s to light a firework inside the building.
The situation escalated after protesters succeeded in blocking the interstate above the Wendy’s where Brooks was killed.
Brooks, who was killed while running from police, was celebrating his daughter’s birthday just hours before his death, Brooks’ family lawyers said. Atlanta police initially responded to a 911 call that reported a suspicious person at Wendy’s on Friday night. The responding officers found Brooks asleep in his car, which was parked in the drive-thru lane and blocking customers, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.