NYC McDonald’s worker dies after being shot in dispute over cold fries

American society has quite distressingly coarsened to the point that far too many people feel emboldened to resort to violence over minor offenses and perceived slights, as was exemplified by a horrific incident this week at a Mcdonald’s restaurant in Brooklyn, New York.

Matthew Webb, a 23-year-old worker at a McDonald’s in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, died Wednesday from a gunshot wound to the neck he had received two days earlier as part of a physical dispute over allegedly cold french fries, the New York Post reported.

Webb’s assailant, 20-year-old Michael Morgan, had already been arrested and charged with attempted murder but would soon face upgraded homicide charges now that Webb was deceased, police and prosecutors revealed in court on Thursday.

Shot following an altercation over cold fries

The incident began Monday when a woman named Lisa Fulmore, Morgan’s mother, began to argue with Webb and other workers about cold french fries that she had received. She was reportedly on the phone with her son at the time of that argument and quickly arrived at the restaurant to argue with the workers about the cold fries on his mother’s behalf.

Morgan and Webb began to physically fight with each other and the brawl ended up on the sidewalk outside the restaurant where Morgan knocked Webb to the ground with a punch to the face and then pulled out a handgun and shot Webb in the neck.

The Post noted that both Morgan’s mother and his girlfriend, Camellia Dunlap, appeared to defend Morgan’s violence as justified. Dunlap was also arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon after it was revealed that she had possessed the gun used to kill Webb before and after the shooting.

Morgan also charged with separate 2020 murder

Local media outlet WABC confirmed that Morgan would face upgraded murder charges now that Webb had died from the injury sustained Monday, and reported that Morgan also faced charges related to the criminal possession of a firearm.

Incredibly, while being questioned by police about the incident with Webb, Morgan admitted to being the culprit in a separate unsolved homicide that had occurred two years ago just a few blocks away. He now faces murder and weapons charges for the 2020 murder of a man named Kevin Holloman.

The outlet noted that Morgan had long been a suspect in that prior shooting and also highlighted the fact that he had 13 previous arrests on his record before this tragic and deadly altercation at the McDonald’s restaurant.

Grief and mourning for lost life

The local CBS affiliate reported that a family member said Webb was “a loving, fun, respectful young man, working two jobs, putting himself through school. He was an organist at the church, making something of his life as a man before his life was just viciously and senselessly stolen.”

Another family member said that “All Matthew was trained to do, grew up to do, is to love and care for others, and this hurts us to our core to know that we have lost something very special.”

The owner of the McDonald’s restaurant where Webb worked said in a statement, “We are heart-broken by the passing of our crew member as a result of this senseless act, and we are thinking of his family at this time. We will continue to cooperate with authorities as their investigation moves forward.”

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