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‘You got 2 seconds before I shoot:’ Man kills Burger King worker after order takes too long, deputies say.
A woman who was upset that her Burger King order took too long got a man to come to the restaurant and shoot one of the employees, according to Local 10 sister station WKMG. ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.
Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting happened Saturday around 7:30 p.m. at the Burger King on the 7000 block of E. Colonial Drive.
When they arrived, deputies said they found Desmond Armond Joshua, 22, suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
As part of the investigation, video was recovered that showed Joshua in a physical altercation with a male who had him in a headlock, according to the affidavit.
A witness said the restaurant was busy that night and the drive-thru was backed up, which caused customers to have to wait longer than usual.
One woman who was in line was mad about the delay so she got out of her vehicle and began yelling that she was going to have “her man” come to the restaurant, so an employee refunded her $40 and asked her to leave, records show.
The woman waited in the parking lot in her black sedan for a few minutes then drove away and returned. A man in a white truck was with her who as later identified as 37-year-old Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes. He demanded that Joshua “fight him,” deputies said.
A witness intervened to stop the fight when Rodriguez-Tormes put Joshua in a headlock and started choking him, according to the affidavit.
Though their statements are mostly redacted, the report did indicate that Rodriguez-Tormes dismantled the gun used in the shooting and placed it “in a location which cannot be located.”
Rodriguez-Tormes is charged with first-degree murder with a firearm, destruction of evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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