Brooklyn McDonald's worker shot over cold French fries dies
NEW YORK - A Brooklyn McDonald's worker who was shot Monday in a dispute over cold French fries has died.
The NYPD announced on Friday that 23-year-old Mattew Webb died at Brookdale Hospital on Wednesday and the case is now being investigated as a homicide.
Police say Michael Morgan, 20, was arrested soon after the shooting and was charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Police also arrested Camellia Dunlap, 18, and charged her with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
It happened at a McDonald's on Fulton St. in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section. A female customer, alleged to be Morgan's mother, got into an argument with Webb over the cold French fries.
The altercation ended up outside. The woman was apparently on a video chat with Morgan during the dispute. Police say that Morgan arrived and shot Webb in the neck.
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There have been several high-profile incidents of violence against fast food workers.
In January a teenaged Manhattan Burger King worker was shot and killed.
19-year-old Kristal Bayron-Nieves was at the cash register of an East Harlem McDonald's when an armed man came in to rob the restaurant. She handed over $100 and he fatally shot her in the stomach.
In March, a Manhattan McDonald's worker was in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times with a box cutter.
Ezekiel Dunn-Jennings, 28, was charged with attempted murder, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.