A worker at Brooklyn McDonald’s who was shot in the neck after an argument with a customer over cold fries earlier this week has died, police confirmed Friday.
Matthew Webb, 23, was “fighting with his injuries” days after being shot at the Bedford-Stuyvesant site, where he worked on Monday, according to reports. New York Post.
He had previously been on life support and was in life-threatening condition in the days following the shooting.
An angry customer called her son to the venue after arguing about the cold fries
Meanwhile, Michael Morgan, 20, has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a loaded gun to shoot Webb after Morgan’s mother complained to him about being served cold fries. Morgan’s girlfriend was also arrested in connection with the shooting.
Matthew Webb died of his injuries after being shot by Michael Morgan while working at McDonald’s in Brooklyn https://t.co/ROdOIGQlnB pic.twitter.com/mkDORq9hg2
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At Thursday’s trial, prosecutors said they intended to raise the charge against Morgan to murder, even before the confirmation of Webb’s death, according to the Post.
The NYPD said that “the investigation is still ongoing.” Shade room reported the shooting on Tuesday.
Mother summons son after worker allegedly laughed at her
The now-deadly incident began after Morgan’s mother, Lisa Fulmore, began pestering Webb for her fries, while reporting FaceTiming her son, who happened to be in the neighborhood.
When some workers started laughing at her, she summoned her son to the restaurant, who got into a fight with Webb.
The final confrontation spilled onto the sidewalk where Morgan punched Webb in the face. As Webb got up, Morgan pulled out a gun and shot him in the neck, the New York Post reported, citing prosecutors.
Man accused of shooting McDonald’s employee over fries is also charged with 2020 murder https://t.co/jrx9TSKY3E pic.twitter.com/Kf48B6F2Tt
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Mother defends son, who confessed to another murder during interrogation
For his part, Fulmore defended his son’s actions, telling police that “he had to do what he had to do.”
“He has to do what he has to do,” Morgan’s mother allegedly told police.
Morgan’s girlfriend, Camellia Dunlap, was also charged with weapons possession, with authorities alleging she was the one who gave the gun to Morgan.
Dunlap is said to have admitted possession of the gun, and was arranged on Wednesday and given a $50,000 cash bail.
The Post reports that Morgan is also being charged with the October 2021 murder of Kevin Holloman, a charge he allegedly confessed to during questioning about the shooting at McDonald’s.