New York Daily News: BROOKLYN, By Thomas Tracy – The man accused of shooting a Brooklyn McDonald’s worker in the face during a spat over cold French fries was charged with attempted murder Wednesday — and his teen girlfriend has been arrested for running off with the gun, police said.
Michael Morgan, 20, is charged with shooting fast-food worker Matthew Web in the face during a quarrel that spilled outside the McDonalds on Fulton St. near Throop Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant about 7pm Monday.
Morgan’s girlfriend, 18-year-old Camellia Dunlap, has been arrested on weapon possession charges, police revealed Wednesday.
Webb, 23, was working in the eatery when Morgan’s 40-year-old mother groused that her French fries were cold, police said.
At the same time, she was talking with her son Morgan on FaceTime and he and Dunlap showed up at the restaurant as the French fry flap escalated.
The argument ultimately spilled outside the eatery and across the street, where Morgan allegedly pulled a 9-mm. handgun and shot Webb in the face.
“We were sitting here and we heard ‘pop!’” a street vendor who saw Webb on the ground bleeding after the gunfire told the Daily News.
Webb was well-liked enough that the street vendor knew his good reputation with his McDonald’s colleagues. “He was hardworking,” the vendor said. “He was defending his co-workers.”
Morgan, who sources said has a record of 13 prior arrests, handed his handgun to Dunlap, who ran off with it, cops said.
Morgan was nabbed by cops as he fled the shooting scene.
His girlfriend was arrested a few hours later. It was not immediately clear if the gun was recovered.
Medics rushed Webb to Brookdale University Hospital, where he remained in extremely critical condition Wednesday. He has no criminal record.
Morgan’s arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court was pending Wednesday.