NYC McDonald's worker shot during argument with gunman over his mother's cold fries dies after being declared brain dead: NYPD declares case a homicide
- Matthew Webb, 23, has died from his injuries after being shot in the neck during an argument with a gunman in McDonald's in New York City
- The argument escalated and moved outside where Webb was shot in the neck
- Morgan was later arrested and charged with, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. His girlfriend, Camellia Dunlap, 18, was also charged
- He was also arraigned in a separate October 2020 murder that he reportedly confessed to earlier this week
A McDonald's worker who was shot in the neck during an argument over a customer's cold fries has died from his injuries, it was confirmed this morning.
Fast food joint worker Matthew Webb, 23, was shot by gunman Michael Morgan, 20, on Monday and he was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.
NYPD confirmed Friday morning that after being declared brain dead, Webb has now passed away.
Webb, from Queens, was shot outside a McDonald's in Bedford-Stuyvesant following a heated spat with the suspect's mother who was complaining about cold French fries.
Video surveillance reportedly shows Morgan punching Webb in the face, and when the worker tried to get up, he shoots him in the neck before fleeing the scene, and attempting to dispose of his clothing, prosecutors alleged.
Webb, 23, who was found lying on the sidewalk after being shot, blood streaming into the street, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and was put on life support. He has now sadly died.
NYPD confirmed Friday morning that after being declared brain dead, Webb has now passed away
McDonald's employee Matthew Webb, 23, has died after he was shot in the neck during a confrontation over cold fries in Brooklyn on Monday. The suspect's mother Lisa Fulmore snapped this picture of Webb minutes before he was allegedly shot by her son Michael Morgan
Michael Morgan, 20, was taken into custody shortly after the Monday evening shooting outside a Brooklyn McDonald's that left 23-year-old Matthew Webb bleeding on a nearby sidewalk (pictured)
Morgan is facing upgraded charges after Webb was declared dead and has also been charged with murder in relation to killing in October 2020 that happened just six blocks away
Morgan kept his eyes down and didn't speak as he was arraigned on Thursday for the attempted murder.
Assistant District Attorney Luis Paternina said, before it was announced that Webb had died, that upgraded charges are likely against Morgan, who is being held without bail pending another court appearance next week.
Morgan was also arraigned in a separate October 2020 murder that he reportedly confessed to earlier this week.
Morgan was taken into custody Monday night. His girlfriend, Camellia Dunlap, has also been charged in connection with the case after she allegedly handed Morgan the gun prior to the shooting, prosecutors said.
Speaking earlier this week, Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Luis Paternina told Judge Inga O'Neale during Morgan's arraignment: 'Your Honor, the people anticipate a homicide charge on this case given the victim is currently on life support.'
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The woman was FaceTiming with her 20-year-old son when the argument happened prompting him to show up at the McDonald's and open fire, police allege
It's not yet been confirmed that his charge has been escalated to homocide.
Webb's devastated mother spoke to the New York Post outside Brooklyn's Brookdale Hospital.
'I'm really not ready for this,' she said. 'I'm just going back and forth with so many flashes in mind. My mind is not stable.'
The tragic events unfolded around 7pm on Monday after the suspect's mother Lisa Fulmore, 40, returned to McDonald's on Fulton Street to complain about her fries being cold.
Morgan, who was on FaceTime with his mother during the confrontation, showed up at the eatery where he intervened, authorities said.
Fulmore claims that her son was acting in self-defense and that the McDonald's employee was still on the clock when he left the restaurant and went looking for her son following the spat.
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Morgan and one of the employees, Webb, got into a dispute of their own inside the restaurant that at some point spilled outside and resulted in Morgan allegedly shooting the victim in the neck.
Morgan had previously been arrested several times, including for grand larceny in 2019 and assault and theft of service in 2018, police sources said. He also has numerous sealed arrest cases.
Morgan is alleged to have killed 28-year-old Kevin Holloman after being shot three times in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Holloman was shot in front of an apartment building on Herkimer St. near Rochester Avenue. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds, police said.
'For a while we tried to make an arrest and get this guy off the street,' police said. 'The guy should be behind bars, should be in jail.'
'I am relieved but it will never bring my brother back,' Gardenia Holloman, 32, Kevin Holloman's sister, told The Daily News. 'So it's bittersweet.'
'He was life of the party. All he did was dance and make you laugh, and he was loving and kind. He was a wonderful uncle to three little girls and he loved them.
'He was a mama's boy. Him and my mom were very close. My mother passed away right after him. She died of a broken heart. It messed my mother up badly. She couldn't take it.'
New York City has been experiencing a heightened sense of crime over the past few years since the pandemic began and guns - especially ghost guns - have become an increasing problem in the five boroughs.
Overall crime and robbery is up a shocking 39 percent. Rape and assault are also up 11 and 19 percent, respectively.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams, 61, has promised New Yorkers time and time again that he will crack down on crime, and even ran his election campaign on it.
A few weeks ago, he promised citizens again, stating: 'We're going to turn this crime thing around, and when we do so, people are going to really see the progress we've made in other parts of the city.'
He also went on to blame the city's criminal justice system for the increase in violence.
'It is unfortunate the climate we're working under … where the entire criminal-justice apparatus has turned away from the public and the rights of the public to live safe in their city,' he said.
'We took almost 3,800 guns off the streets, and many of the people who had carried those guns were able to return to the streets.'