NYC McDonald’s employee shot dead over cold fries, sources say
The suspect who shot a Brooklyn McDonald’s employee and left him clinging to life had an argument with him over cold fries, a senior law enforcement source said Tuesday.
The 23-year-old victim, who is fighting for his life at Brookdale Hospital, was working at the fast food joint at 1531 Fulton St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 7 p.m. Monday when he began being harassed by a female customer for she. fries, the source said.
The woman was FaceTiming her 20-year-old son, who was apparently nearby, when the argument unfolded, and he quickly stormed into the restaurant and began fighting with the employee, the source says. .
“The mum complained that her fries were cold,” the law enforcement source said.
“The mother was on FaceTime with her son, and he overheard the argument between her and the clerk. The son and the clerk argued inside, and it went outside.
That’s when the woman’s son allegedly pulled out a gun and punched the worker in the head, cops said.
The shooting was caught on surveillance video, the source said.
The employee is in critical condition and a 20-year-old person of interest is in custody, authorities said. No charges have been filed in connection with the case.
Photos and footage of the aftermath showed a man cradling the seriously injured worker’s head as blood spilled onto the pavement.
“I want to cry. You shot someone for fries?” a witness told The Post on Tuesday.
The witness, who was at his local business at the time of the shooting, said: “We were sitting here.
“We heard the pop,” she said. “At first, we thought it was a firecracker. I was afraid. That’s why I didn’t run to the scene. You don’t know who is there.
Later, “we all went out. The boy was on the ground.”
A local store employee added that he heard “a gunshot”.
“I saw people running. I got scared and closed my doors.
“Where does a 20-year-old get a gun from?” the man said, shaking his head. “Fulton Street is the craziest street. It’s getting worse and worse, and the shooters are getting younger. They have lost the sense of direction.
“It says something when a mother is with her son who is carrying a gun.
“I’ve seen two policemen on the corner all week, but yesterday I didn’t see any. They should be on every corner every day.