Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn (WABC) — A 23-year-old McDonald’s employee was shot in the neck during a food dispute in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.
The employee got into or tried to intervene in an argument with a woman in the store around 7:00 pm on Monday.
A 40-year-old customer complained to the victim, who was working behind the counter, that his fries were cold, officials said.
As the argument escalated, she called her 20-year-old son who had gone to the restaurant on FaceTime and confronted the employee herself.
Police say they saw the employee outside, took out a handgun and shot the victim once.
He was hit in the neck and taken to Brookdale University Hospital, where he is in critical condition.
The woman’s 20-year-old son was detained at the scene and is being questioned.
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The victim does not appear to have had any previous relationship with the suspect or his mother.
The shooting has similarities to recent violence against fast food restaurant workers.
McDonald’s employees in May Stabbed multiple times to protect other employees From an unruly clientele in East Harlem.
And in January, 19-year-old Crystal Byron-Nieves shot during an armed robbery Inside Burger King in East Harlem.
At least one resident interviewed by Eyewitness News said customers often take fast food workers for granted and need to do a better job.
Lilo Mitchell said, “Let’s be kinder to each other.
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Crime in New York City: McDonald’s employee shot in the neck during conflict in Brooklyn
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