New York man accused of shooting McDonald’s employee over cold fries charged as mother speaks out: report
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New York police have identified and charged a 20-year-old suspect accused of shooting a McDonald’s employee following an argument over cold fries, according to reports.
Michael Morgan, 20, faces charges of attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the shooting that unfolded in the borough of Brooklyn on Monday, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said. , in a tweet. Camellia Dunlap, an 18-year-old identified in the media as his girlfriend, also faces two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
“I spoke to my son with the cops. My son just says he has to do what he has to do and the [victim] came after him and whatever 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 a 23-year-old employee outside the McDonald’s restaurant after his mother argued with an employee there over an order of cold fries.
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The worker – who authorities say was shot in the neck – remained in critical condition Tuesday at a local hospital.
Fulmore told the New York Post that McDonald’s staff laughed at her when she asked to speak to a manager.
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“I think it would have been solved if they had just given the lady hot fries and let her go,” Debra Dunlap, who the New York Post identified as Camellia’s grandmother, told the newspaper. , 66 years old. .
“I hope the boy survives. Really. I don’t wish death on anyone,” Dunlap added. “I feel sorry for anyone who gets shot. There are too many guns and stuff. There are too many guns on the street.”
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McDonalds, in a statement to NBC 4 NY, said “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 a speedy recovery and the health of our crew member and we will cooperate with authorities as their investigation progresses,” the statement added.
Fox News’ Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.