World · August 6, 2022

Crime in New York: McDonald’s worker dies after being shot in dispute over cold fries

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) – The victim of the McDonald’s shooting is dead, the NYPD says. The Brooklyn shooting is now being investigated as a homicide.

Matthew Webb, 23, of Queens succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, two days after being shot.

Prosecutors indicated that updated charges against the accused gunman were likely.

The incident took place around 7 pm on Monday inside a McDonald’s restaurant in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Michael Morgan, 20, is charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the fast-food incident on Monday.

Officials say Morgan’s mother was at the restaurant and complained to the victim, a 23-year-old man who worked behind the counter, that her fries were cold.

The discussion escalated and the woman called Morgan, who police say went to the restaurant to confront the worker and ended up shooting him out.

Morgan was arrested along with 18-year-old Camellia Dunlap, who is accused of guns.

While questioned in the McDonald’s shooting, Morgan allegedly made statements about an unsolved murder.

He is now charged with the October 2020 murder of a 28-year-old man in Brooklyn.

He is charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the deadly shooting for Kevin Holloman in Herkimer Street

Morgan has long been observed in the murder. The 2020 murder was only six blocks from the McDonald’s shooting.

He has 13 previous arrests.

The shooting is the latest in a series of recent incidents of violence against fast food workers.

In May, a McDonald’s worker was stabbed multiple times while defending other employees from an unusual customer in East Harlem.

And in January, 19-year-old Kristal Bayron-Nieves was shot dead during an armed robbery inside a Burger King in East Harlem.

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