The Brooklyn McDonald’s worker who was shot in the neck in a fight over cold fries has died, police announced Friday.
Matthew Webb, 23, “succumbed to his injuries” after he was shot Monday outside the Bedford-Stuyvesant fast-food restaurant where he worked, the New York police said.
The attack “has been ruled a homicide,” the force said early Friday, emphasizing that “the investigation remains ongoing.”
Michael Morgan, 20, has already been charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a loaded firearm for shooting Webb in anger because his mother was served French fries.
He is expected to face enhanced murder charges, prosecutors said at a court hearing Thursday, even before Webb’s death was confirmed.
Webb was hard at work at the Fulton Street restaurant Monday night when Morgan’s mother, Lisa Fulmore, complained to workers that her fries were cold and asked to speak to a manager.
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When the workers started laughing at her, Fulmore was FaceTiming with Morgan, who arrived at the restaurant and got into a fight with Webb who spilled onto the sidewalk.
Morgan punched Webb in the face and when he got up, he pulled out a gun and shot him in the neck, prosecutors alleged.
His mother later told police that her son told her “you have to do what you have to do.”
The suspect’s girlfriend, Camellia Dunlap, was also charged with weapons possession for allegedly giving the gun to Morgan. She was arraigned later Wednesday and held on $50,000 cash bail, after prosecutors said she admitted to possessing the gun.
Morgan was also charged with an earlier murder after he allegedly confessed during questioning about the McDonald’s shooting.
He allegedly killed Kevin Holloman in October 2021.