Crime in NYC: McDonald’s employee dies after being shot during cold fries dispute
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) – According to the NYPD, the victim of the McDonald’s shooting is dead. The Brooklyn shooting is currently being investigated as a homicide.
Matthew Webb, 23, of Queens, struggled with his injuries on Wednesday, two days after being shot.
Prosecutors pointed to the upgrade charges against the accused gunman as likely.
The incident happened around 7 p.m. on Monday inside a McDonald’s restaurant in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Michael Morgan, 20, was charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon in connection with the incident at a fast food restaurant on Monday.
Officials say Morgan’s mother was at the restaurant complaining to the victim, a 23-year-old man who was working behind the counter, that her fries were cold.
The argument escalated, and the woman called Morgan, who police said went to the restaurant to confront the worker and eventually shoot him outside.
Morgan was arrested along with 18-year-old Camellia Dunlap, who is facing weapons charges.
While being questioned during the McDonald’s shooting, Morgan is said to have made statements about an unsolved murder.
He is now charged in the October 2020 murder of a 28-year-old Brooklyn man.
He is charged with murder and possession of a weapon in the fatal shooting of Kevin Holloman on Herkimer Street.
Morgan has long had her eye on the murder. The 2020 murder is just six blocks from a McDonald’s.
He had 13 previous arrests.
The shooting is the latest in a number of recent incidents of violence against fast food restaurant employees.
In May, a McDonald’s worker stabbed multiple times while protecting another employee from an unruly client in East Harlem.
And in January, Kristal Bayron-Nieves, 19 years old was shot dead during an armed robbery inside a Burger King in East Harlem.
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