LAKEWOOD, Ohio — A McDonald’s employee was shot and killed just before 11 a.m. Saturday, officials said.

Robert Joslin, 26, of Lakewood, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lakewood police said Joslin was gunned downed by his girlfriend’s estranged husband.

They arrested Nathaniel Williams Jr., 22, who was apparently told to stay out of the restaurant’s lobby at the Sloane Avenue location. Police said Joslin called police about Williams being in the restaurant moments before the shooting.

When police arrived at the scene, they said they saw Williams running from the restaurant. After a brief standoff, the suspect surrendered.

“People ran for the restrooms, for the back of the restaurant, underneath the tables. It was tragic. It was probably the worst thing I’ve ever seen,” said witness Pam Ghaster.

Charges are pending against Williams, who lives in Cleveland.

An investigation is under way.

Added: July 26, 2007


Lakewood — A worker at the McDonald’s on Sloane Avenue was shot in the head and killed Saturday morning by a man who fled the restaurant and later surrendered after a brief standoff, according to police.

Capt. Ed Hassing said Robert Joslin, 26, of Lakewood, was slain in an apparent dispute by Nathaniel Williams Jr., 22, of Cleveland, who has a record for domestic violence. The two knew each other, police said.

Hassing said Joslin had called police about Williams being in the restaurant, but was shot before officers arrived.

He said Williams was spotted by police on a railroad trestle over the Rocky River about a half-mile from the restaurant. Police took him into custody.

Williams will be charged Monday, police said

Added: July 26, 2007