By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — It has been one month since a man was shot outside of the Cracker Barrel in Trussville on March 28, 2019. That man, Randy Young, died two days later. One person was arrested and two families were forever impacted. Now, Cracker Barrel’s corporate office has responded to the tragedy.
In a statement to The Trussville Tribune, the director of Corporate Communications at Cracker Barrel said:
“Like the rest of the community, we are deeply saddened by the tragic events of that day and the loss of one of our guests. We will continue to do everything we can to help the community and our employees recover. – Janella Escobar”
Randy Young, 40, was shot in the head in the parking lot of the Cracker Barrel restaurant on Norrell Drive. He was taken to the hospital by Trussville Fire and Rescue and was on life support for two days before succumbing to his injuries.
Bryan Hancock, 22, was arrested shortly after the shooting. He is facing a capital murder charge and has a preliminary hearing set for May 30, 2019. The capital murder charge means Hancock could be sentenced to death if he is found guilty.
Investigators said an altercation over parking escalated to the shooting. Hancock’s attorneys said video surveillance will prove the shooting was in self-defense. Young’s brother said his family is praying for Hancock and his family, although they do not support the self-defense claim.
Hancock remains in the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.