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Police: Popular general manager of DC restaurant dies after shooting in Atlanta

34-year-old Christian Broder (Courtesy of Georgetown Events)

The general manager of well-known restaurant Millie’s Spring Valley in Northwest D.C. has died after he was shot in Atlanta shortly after midnight on July 8, Atlanta Police announced on Saturday.

According to police, 34-year-old Christian Broder was shot after a robbery while waiting for an Uber outside of a country club with several other people after leaving a wedding reception.

"Atlanta Police Investigators learned this morning that Christian Broder, the victim in the W. Brookhaven Drive and Capitol City Lane robbery and shooting, has died. This is now a homicide investigation and investigators plan to upgrade charges to murder," Atlanta Police said.

Broder’s brother, Nicholas, told an ABC affiliate in Atlanta that a car pulled up that they thought was their Uber, but instead a man jumped out with a gun and robbed them. Nicholas said that’s when his brother confronted the suspect to negotiate with him to get back some of the stolen belongings that included a purse, several wallets, a cell phone and some cash. Police say the suspect turned around and shot Broader in the stomach.

Broder is also the general manager of several popular restaurants in D.C. and Georgetown Events. He is married and has a 9-month-old baby.

The GoFundMe page also said that Broder had recently been transported from Atlanta to a DC area hospital. A spokesperson for MedStar Georgetown University hospital confirmed that he’d passed away.

"We are heartbroken to share that last night Christian passed away. He was comfortable with Molly by his side and surrounded by loved ones. We are so grateful for your love and support over the last two weeks as Christian fought so hard. Molly and the Broder family would like to extend a special thank you to the medical teams at Piedmont Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital for their tireless efforts and guidance," the GoFundMe update stated.

ABC7 reached out to Broder’s coworkers at Millie’s and Georgetown Events, but the staff was still too upset to speak about his death.

Atlanta Police have arrested a 17-year-old in connection to the robbery and shooting. Initially, the suspect was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated battery, and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Now, Atlanta Police say charges in the case will be upgraded to murder.

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