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Crime in New York: McDonald’s employee dies after being shot in argument over cold fries

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) — The victim of the McDonald’s shooting has died, according to the NYPD. The Brooklyn shooting is now being investigated as a homicide.

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

Prosecutors said enhanced charges against the accused shooter were likely.

The incident took place around 7:00 p.m. Monday at a McDonald’s restaurant in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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

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 his fries were cold.

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

Morgan was arrested along with 18-year-old Camellia Dunlap, who faces weapons charges.

While being questioned about 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 fatal shooting of Kevin Holloman on Herkimer Street

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

He has 13 prior arrests.

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

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

And in January, 19-year-old Kristal Bayron-Nieves was shot and killed in an armed robbery at a Burger King in East Harlem.

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