Chick-fil-A announces plans to reopen drive-thru

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Just one day after a man was shot and killed at the Chick-fil-A at SouthPointe Pavilions, the restaurant has announced plans to open its drive-thru Thursday at 6:30 a.m.

"The outpouring of support has been overwhelming and quite humbling. We love serving you, we love our community, we simply love what we do," owners Charlie & Dawn Colon said in a Facebook post. "Thank you is not enough, but know it comes from the bottom of our hearts."

The man, identified as 48-year-old Joseph Cimino, was shot dead after causing a disturbance inside the restaurant, near 27th and Pine Lake Road. He escorted out, then drove his truck through the west side of the restaurant, according to Lincoln Police.

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe Special Agent, Christopher Hall, was on scene and fired his gun, killing Cimino.

The inside of Chick-fil-A will remain closed until further notice.