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Atlanta Distillery Raising Funds for Employee’s Brother Shot During Robbery

William Broder’s brother Christian was shot during a robbery at Capital City Club in Brookhaven

Old 4th Distillery
Old 4th Distillery
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

William Broder, head of operations at Atlanta-based Old 4th Distillery, is seeking help to raise funds for his brother Christian, who was shot during a robbery at Brookhaven’s Capital City Club last Saturday evening. Eater DC reported yesterday, the 34-year-old father of a 9-month-old daughter is the general manager at seafood restaurant Millie’s in Washington, D.C.

Christian, his brother Nicholas, and their friends were robbed as they were leaving a wedding at the club on July 7. According to WSB-TV, Christian was shot once in the stomach and is currently at Piedmont Hospital in critical but stable condition. He just underwent another surgery last night. One of several since the shooting last weekend.

WSB-TV is now reporting police have just made an arrest in the case.

Old 4th Distillery co-owner, Jeffrey Moore, provided Eater Atlanta with the following statement regarding William and their efforts to help the family:

“William Broder, our dear friend, employee, and member of the Old 4th Distillery family has been devastated by this act of violence upon his brother Christian. We wish only that Christian make a full recovery. Proceeds from the sale of our Atlanta United [city’s major league soccer team] gin bottles will go directly to Christian’s family.”

Moore says he has also contacted The Giving Kitchen on behalf of the family. The Giving Kitchen is an Atlanta-based non-profit which provides emergency grants to restaurant industry professionals in crisis.

In addition to the proceeds from Old 4th’s gin bottle sales, a Gofundme campaign is currently underway for Christian, his wife, Molly, and their baby daughter, Frances with a goal of raising $20,000. Bo Blair, founder of Millie’s and related to Christian by marriage (their wives are sisters), says 100 percent of the funds raised during the campaign will go directly to the family.

Old 4th Distillery

487 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (844) 653-3687