A 23-year-old McDonald's worker dies days after being shot by a man whose mom complained that her fries were cold

A 23-year-old McDonald's worker dies days after being shot by a man whose mom complained that her fries were cold
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  • A 23-year-old McDonald's died on Wednesday after being shot by a disgruntled customer's son.
  • The mom had complained to her son that she had received cold fries.

A McDonald's employee in New York died days after a disgruntled customer's son shot him in the face because the fries she got were cold, according to local news reports.

The man, 23-year-old Matthew Webb, was shot on Monday at a Brooklyn McDonald's. Webb died on Wednesday, the New York Police Department said, adding that it is now investigating the case as a homicide.

Police said Michael Morgan, 20, walked into the McDonald's and confronted Webb, who had been working behind the counter on Monday. Morgan's mother had complained to Webb that she had received cold fries. Then she called Morgan and complained to him, police said.

Morgan then shot Webb outside, according to the NYPD. Then he gave his gun to his girlfriend and ran off.

When police brought Morgan into the station and questioned him, he also confessed to an unrelated homicide from 2020, The New York Daily News reported. Morgan told police he had killed a man in Brooklyn in October 2020.


Morgan confessed to killing 28-year-old Kevin Hollomon outside an apartment building. Police said Holloman was left with numerous gunshot wounds, according to The Daily News.

For Monday's incident, Morgan is facing an attempted murder charge, as well as criminal possession of a weapon, ABC7 reported.

For the 2020 murder, he's facing a murder charge, according to ABC7.

The two killings occurred just blocks away from each other.

"For a while, we tried to make an arrest and get this guy off the street," an unnamed police source told The Daily News. "The guy should be behind bars, should be in jail."


Webb's death is just the latest in a series of violent acts against fast-food workers.

In April, a Queens man shot a delivery man who was dropping off an order. Earlier this year in January, a 19-year-old who worked at a Burger King in Harlem was shot during a robbery.