WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police have released the identities of the victim and suspect in Tuesday’s fatal shooting outside BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse.
Robert Anthony Granato, 22, is charged with first-degree murder and carrying a concealed gun after consuming alcohol.
Winston-Salem police came to the restaurant at 3:41 p.m. after a reported shooting.
Officers found Julius Randolph Sampson Jr., 32, of Winston-Salem, with a gunshot wound. Sampson was treated but later died at the scene.
Winston-Salem police said Granato and Sampson got into an argument in the restaurant. The argument continued outside the restaurant and Sampson was shot, police said.
Warrants reveal Granato had a .22 caliber revolver.
Granato is being held in jail with no bond allowed.