Brooklyn McDonald's worker dies days after shot in neck over 'cold fries'

A 23-year-old employee was shot at the McDonald’s at 1531 Fulton St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Monday evening
A 23-year-old employee was shot at the McDonald’s at 1531 Fulton St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Monday evening. Photo credit Citizen App

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Brooklyn McDonald’s employee died two days after he was shot in the neck following an argument over cold French fries, police said Friday as his death was deemed a homicide.


Matthew Webb, 23, died Wednesday after Monday evening’s point-blank shooting outside the McDonald’s at 1531 Fulton St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Webb was working at the restaurant around 7 p.m. Monday when a 40-year-old woman got into a dispute with him over her cold fries.

During the argument, the woman reportedly called her 20-year-old son to come to the restaurant. At some point, the employee went outside, where the son punched him, pulled out a firearm and shot him in the neck, just below the jawbone.

Webb was transported in grave condition to Brookdale Hospital, where he was said to be on life support before his Wednesday death was announced Friday.

Alleged gunman Michael Morgan, 20, has so far been charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. His girlfriend, Camellia Dunlap, 18, was also slapped with a weapons possession charge, reportedly after Morgan handed the gun off to her.

Morgan was also charged this week with murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with an Oct. 21, 2020, shooting just six blocks away from the McDonald’s that left Kevin Holloman, 28, dead on Herkimer Street.

Morgan had reportedly long been suspected in the 2020 shooting, but prosecutors needed more evidence. He allegedly confessed to it after being arrested this week.

The shooting was just the latest incident of a fast-food worker being attacked on the job in the city this year.

In January, a 19-year-old Burger King employee, Kristal Bayron-Nieves, was shot and killed during a robbery in East Harlem. A man was soon arrested and charged with murder.

And in March, a 31-year-old employee at a McDonald’s in East Harlem was stabbed and critically injured by an unruly customer. A suspect was also charged in that assault.