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NYPD has identified and charged a 20-year-old suspect accused of shooting a McDonald’s employee after an argument over cold fries, reports said.
Michael Morgan, 20, faces charges of attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with Monday’s shooting in downtown Brooklyn, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said in a tweet. Camellia Dunlap, 18, identified in media reports as his girlfriend, also faces two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
“I spoke with my son to the police. My son just says you have to do what you have to do and [victim] came after him and what happened happened,” Morgan’s mother, Lisa Fulmore, told the New York Post after his arrest.
Law enforcement sources told the newspaper that Morgan allegedly shot and killed a 23-year-old employee outside a McDonald’s restaurant after his mother argued with an employee over an order of cold fries.
The employee, who authorities said was shot in the neck, was in critical condition at a local hospital Tuesday.
Fulmore told the New York Post. McDonald’s employees laughed at her when she asked to speak to a manager.
“I think it would have been resolved if they just gave her hot fries and let her go,” Debra Dunlap, identified by the New York Post as Camellia’s 66-year-old grandmother, told the newspaper. .
“I hope the boy survives. I really do. I don’t wish death on anybody,” Dunlap added. “I’m sorry somebody got shot. Too many guns and stuff. Too many guns on the street.”
McDonalds said in a statement to NBC 4 NY that “the safety and well-being of our customers and employees is paramount to our organization, and violence has no place in or near our restaurants.
“We pray for the speedy recovery and health of our crew member and will cooperate with authorities as their investigation continues,” the statement said.
Fox News’ Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.