A 20-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly shot a McDonald’s worker during a dispute over the french fries his mother was served, the NYPD said Wednesday.
Michael Morgan faces attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon charges in connection with Monday’s shooting, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell tweeted Wednesday morning. His attorney information wasn't immediately available. Police said the charges could be upgraded if the McDonald's worker dies from his injuries.
He was also charged with murder for an October 2020 incident where Morgan allegedly shot a 28-year-old man less than a mile away fom the Bedford-Stuyvesant McDonald's where the Monday shooting occured, police said.
Michael Morgan, 20, has been charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon for the shooting of a McDonald’s worker in Brooklyn.— Commissioner Sewell (@NYPDPC) August 3, 2022
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Police also took an 18-year-old woman into custody in connection with the shooting, the NYPD said. She faces criminal possession of a weapon charges, the department said.
According to police sources, Morgan and the woman knew each other, but their relationship wasn't immediately clear.
Authorities said the 23-year-old McDonald’s worker got into an argument with Morgan’s mother inside the restaurant on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 7 p.m. on Monday after the woman claimed she had been served cold french fries.
The argument spilled out into the street, where Morgan allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the employee, according to police.
The worker was taken to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, where he was still listed in critical condition Wednesday morning, the NYPD said.
The shooting comes after multiple instances of violence occurring at fast food chains in New York City. In March, police said a McDonald's worker was slashed with a box cutter in East Harlem, and in January, a 19-year-old woman died after a gunman shot her during an attempted robbery at a Burger King in East Harlem, according to police.