The child's mother said she had asked him to call 911 for help but that a policeman arrived at their Mississippi home with his firearm already drawn.
About 200 people were at the restaurant when the shooter ran past employees doing security checks, according to the restaurant's owner.
Corey Harrison, 22, was apprehended by law enforcement Thursday. He and three others had escaped from Raymond Detention Center in Mississippi.
The incident is part of a rise in mass shootings across the nation this year.
The National Weather Service says the Mississippi River is cresting in Iowa as areas along the river continue to brace for flooding.
Carolyn Bryant Donham, who accused Black teenager Emmett Till of making improper advances before he was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, has died in hospice care in Louisiana.
WLBT's Barbie Bassett made the remark during a discussion about the rapper's wine business.
Help began pouring into one of the country's poorest regions after a deadly tornado tore a path of destruction in the Mississippi Delta.
Buildings were destroyed and power knocked out as severe weather that produced hail the size of golf balls moved through several southern states.
Rasheem Ryelle Carter’s family believes police in Taylorsville, Mississippi, are hiding details about his death.