A McDonald’s employee in New York City is clinging to life after being shot in the neck over a customer dispute about cold french fries.
Around 7 p.m. on Monday, Lisa Fulmore ordered food from the McDonald’s restaurant on Fulton Street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. She received her fast food, but was unhappy that her fries were cold. Fulmore complained to the staff, and was provided another serving of french fries. However, Fulmore said the replacement fries were also cold.
Fulmore, 40, said she confronted the McDonald’s workers about the cold fries, and she claims that they started laughing.
She told the New York Post that she was “arguing with them back and forth.”
Fulmore claimed that a McDonald’s cook – who later turned out to be the shooting victim – said she had “all this food in your teeth.”
The customer said she asked to speak to a manager, but the employees laughed at her again.
Fulmore was allegedly on a video call with her son during the dispute.
“This is when I was on the phone with my son. I was like, ‘They in this McDonald’s playing with me.’ I was like, I got kids their age, I’m not going to sit here and keep arguing with these little kids,” Fulmore told the Post.
Fulmore’s 20-year-old son, Michael Morgan, told his mother that he was going to come down to the McDonald’s.
The mother allegedly told her son, “No, don’t come to McDonald’s because I don’t want you to get in trouble.”
Morgan told the McDonald’s cook to “come outside” to settle the dispute over the cold fries, but he stayed inside the fast-food restaurant.
Fulmore alleged, “The next thing you know, maybe like 10 minutes later, you hear a gunshot. So I ran to the door. I said, ‘Who’s shooting?'”
A person replied, “Your son.”
Prosecutors said that Morgan punched the victim in the face, then shot the McDonald’s employee when he got up.
McDonald’s employee Matthew Jeremiah Webb had been shot in the neck and was lying on the sidewalk near the fast-food establishment, bleeding profusely. Webb was rushed from the crime scene to Brookdale Hospital.
Webb, 23, has been in critical condition since the shooting on Monday.
Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Luis Paternina said Webb is brain-dead and currently on life support. She added, “The family now has to make the difficult decision [to take him off life support].”
Webb’s mother – who wished to remain anonymous – told the New York Post, “I’m really not ready for this. I’m just going back and forth with so many flashes in mind. My mind is not stable.”
On Tuesday, Morgan was reportedly charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
Morgan’s 18-year-old girlfriend, Camellia Dunlap, was “charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon after she admitted to cops she handed her beau the gun,” the Post reported, citing law enforcement sources.
Fulmore claimed that Webb “went looking” for Morgan. She defended her son, “My son is just saying that he gotta do what he gotta do and the [victim] came after him and whatever happened, happened.”
Police sources told the Post that Webb had no prior arrests and that there is no evidence that the victim was armed with a weapon when he was shot.
The New York Post reported that Morgan has a criminal history that includes grand larceny in 2019 and assault and theft of service in 2018.
The Daily Mail reported, “A 20-year-old man who was charged with the shooting of a McDonald’s worker over cold French fries has apparently also confessed to the NYPD his involvement in a separate murder back in 2020.”
The outlet added that Morgan “also has numerous sealed arrest cases.”
Man charged in shooting of Brooklyn McDonald’s worker during cold fries fight