McDonalds worker Matthew Webb (right) was declared brain dead after allegedly being shot in the neck by Michael Morgan (left) (Pictures: PA/Lisa Fulmore)
A McDonald’s worker who was shot in a dispute over cold French fries has been declared brain dead.
Matthew Webb, 23, was put on life support on Thursday, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office confirmed to Metro.co.uk.
Webb was shot at a Bedford-Stuyvesant McDonalds after a woman complained that her French fries were cold.
The woman was speaking to her son, Michael Morgan, on FaceTime while the dispute was happening. Her son then joined her at the restaurant, where Morgan, 23, allegedly got into an argument with Webb.
Michael Morgan got into an argument with Matthew Webb after his mother was reportedly served cold French fries at the restaurant (Provider: ABC7)
Surveillance footage from the McDonalds shows Webb and Morgan taking their argument outside to the street. The two continued arguing outside, where Morgan reportedly threw Webb to the ground and shot him in the neck with a 9mm pistol.
Webb was transported to Brookdale University Hospital after the incident, where he is still being treated.
Morgan was charged with attempted murder for the recent incident. His charges may be upgraded if Webb is taken off life support.
While in custody, police said Morgan also confessed to another murder from 2020. Authorities say Morgan shot Kevin Holloman outside a Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment building just three blocks from the McDonalds.
Matthew Webb was shot at the McDonalds on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Picture: Google/Carlos Bedoya)
Police told the New York Daily News that Morgan has an ‘extensive’ rap sheet.
‘For a while we tried to make an arrest and get this guy off the street,’ a police source told the Daily News.
The district attorney’s office has charged Morgan with murder in the 2020 killing.
Morgan’s girlfriend, Camellia Dunlap, was also charged in relation to the more recent shooting.
Police said Michael Morgan also confessed to a 2020 murder outside of an apartment building just blocks from the McDonald’s (Picture: ABC7NY)
Dunlap, 18, reportedly admitted to police that she handed Morgan the murder weapon.
‘She was holding the gun for him,’ said Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Luis Paternina.
Dunlap was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
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