The New York City McDonald’s employee who was reportedly shot in the neck after an argument over an order of cold fries has died of his injuries, police confirmed to FOX Business on Friday.
Matthew Webb, 23, of Queens, was gunned down Monday outside a McDonald’s restaurant in the city’s Brooklyn borough in an incident the NYPD is now investigating as murder.
“We are heartbroken by the death of our crew member as a result of this senseless act, and we are thinking of his family at this time,” Roy Iraci, the owner and operator of the McDonald’s location, told FOX Business in a statement. “We will continue to work with authorities as their investigation progresses.”
The alleged gunman, 20-year-old Michael Morgan, has already been charged with attempted murder and criminal weapons possession in connection with the shooting.
NYC SUBWAY SHOOTING LAW AGAINST GLOCK IS ON HOLD
Law enforcement sources told the newspaper Morgan allegedly shot Webb outside the McDonald’s restaurant after his mother got into a dispute with staff there over an order of cold fries.
Morgan’s mother, Lisa Fulmore, told the New York Post that McDonald’s staff laughed at her when she asked to speak to a manager.
“I spoke to the police with my son. My son just tells him to do what he has to do and the [victim] came after him and whatever happened happened,” Fulmore told the Post after her son’s recent arrest.
NYC MAN DAMAGED FROM SHOOTING MCDONALD’S EMPLOYEE OVER COLD FRIES IS DAMAGED IN SINGLE MURDER IN 2020
Camellia Dunlap, an 18-year-old identified in media reports as Morgan’s girlfriend, is also facing two counts of criminal gun possession in connection with the McDonald’s incident.
GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE
The NYPD later told Fox News Digital that Morgan is also charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the Oct. 28, 2020 murder of Kevin Holloman, just steps from where the McDonald’s shooting took place, with police saying it was victim suffered “several gunshot wounds across the body.”