An employee of a McDonald’s restaurant in New York was fatally shot and on the brink of death of a teenager and his mother after an argument over cold fries, police and a local newspaper reported Wednesday.
The new drama unfolded Monday night in Brooklyn, one of New York’s five boroughs, a city that echoes daily gunfire.
The NYPD has confirmed that a 20-year-old man is in custody and has been charged with “attempted murder” and “possession of a firearm”. His 18-year-old companion was also detained and charged with “possession of a firearm”.
According to a story by the NYPD and the tabloid New York Post, the 23-year-old, a McDonald’s employee, was seriously injured by a bullet in the neck Monday evening and remains in hospital in “critical condition.” .
It all started with a nasty argument between a 40-year-old woman and a waiter over fries she thought were served cold, the newspaper reported, citing police sources. Feeling mocked by McDonald’s employees about the temperature of her fries, the customer, confiding in the New York Post, later calls her son via video.
The latter enters the restaurant and the two confront the waiter before going outside to argue. The customer’s son then pointed a gun at the employee and shot him dead, the newspaper quoted police as saying.
The New York Post published a photo of the victim shortly before the tragedy and another of him lying on the sidewalk.
The suspect is known to police
Unlike an assaulter who is arrested multiple times for various crimes and misdemeanors, the victim is unknown to the police and justice system.
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