Who is Michael Morgan? Man who shot McDonald's worker over cold fries was charged with murder in 2020
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK City: A man who allegedly shot a McDonald's employee in the face after an argument over cold fries has been identified as 20-year-old Michael Morgan. It has now been revealed that he was also charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon in relation to an October 2020 killing. For the recent shooting incident, Morgan is facing charges of attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. The man he shot at McDonald's, Matthew Jeremiah Webb, remains in critical condition.
Morgan was previously arrested multiple times, including for grand larceny in 2019 and assault and theft of service in 2018, police sources confirmed. He has several sealed arrest cases against him too. He allegedly shot and killed 28-year-old Kevin Holloman in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, back in 2020. Holloman was shot in front of an apartment building on Herkimer St near Rochester Avenue. Police said he suffered "multiple" gunshot wounds. The incident took place just six blocks away from where the McDonald's shooting took place. "For a while we tried to make an arrest and get this guy off the street," police said, according to the Daily Mail.
"I am relieved but it will never bring my brother back," Gardenia, 32, Holloman's sister, told the 'Daily News'. "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."
Michael Morgan and McDonald's shooting
Morgan was arrested after allegedly shooting Webb, a McDonald's worker, outside a Brooklyn store after an argument over cold fries on Monday, August 1, 2022. The incident took place after the shooter's mother, Lisa Fulmore, 40, complained to the worker about her cold fries.
Morgan, who was nearby, walked into the store and started fighting with the employee at the Fulton Street McDonald's. He then pulled out a gun and shot Webb in the head. A man cradled the worker's head as they waited for authorities to arrive. A witness told the New York Daily News that a man used his own shirt to try to staunch the bleeding.
Recalling the incident, police told New York Post, "The mom complained that her fries were cold. The mom was on FaceTime with her son, and he heard the dispute between her and the clerk. The son and the clerk got into a dispute inside, and it went outside.”
Meanwhile, Fulmore described what happened during the argument. “I talked to my son with the cops. My son is just saying that he gotta do what he gotta do and the [victim] came after him and whatever happened, happened,’’ she said, according to New York Post.
The mom, who has three sons, said that the incident unfolded after she was served cold fries. “The fries were cold,’’ Fulmore said, adding, “I asked the girl to change the French fries because the fries was cold. She went to the French fry machine for maybe 10 seconds and brought back fries, so I thought they was new fries, so I had left."
“So I taste the fries, and after I got to the third one, it was a cold fry still. So I went back to take the food back," she added. "I asked her, ‘Why would you give me the same fries and just put one or two on top to make me think that you gave me new fries?’ She started laughing, and all of them started laughing, acting like it’s funny," Fulmore said. "I was like, ‘What’s funny? I paid for food, and I should get what I asked for.’ They laughed at me."
“One of them was like, ‘All of this over fries?’ So now I’m arguing with them back and forth." “The boy where they cook the food at was like, ‘You got all this food in your teeth,’” Fulmore said, referring to the employee who was shot. “So I said, ‘You wanna take it out? You’re saying I got all this food in my teeth, you wanna take it out?’”
The mom said that when she asked to speak to their boss, they told her the manager had stepped out. "Everybody started laughing again," she said. "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 said her son insisted that he would come down to the store, but she urged him not to as she did not want him to "get in trouble". But her son stormed into the restaurant anyway. The son allegedly asked the victim to step out, but he refused to. Fulmore then asked her son to leave "because I didn’t want him to get in trouble. So I’m thinking my son was gone," she said. “I’m thinking it was over because my son left the store.”
"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?’" Some replied, "Your son," she continued.
“I looked, and I seen a boy on the ground, and then I saw my son running the other way. I called 911, and then I sat there and waited," Fulmore said. She insisted that she did not know anything about her son having a gun. “I don’t even know if my son did that,” she said, referring to the shooting.
Fulmore said that the victim changed his shirt at one point and "he had something under the blue shirt, that’s why he put the big blue shirt on.” Law-enforcement sources confirmed that there was no indication that the victim was carrying a weapon.