Michael Morgan, previously charged with allegedly shooting McDonald’s employee Matthew Webb in the neck over cold french fries on August 2, confessed to an unrelated homicide from 2020.
While the McDonalds shooting brought about attempted murder charges, the 2020 incident resulted in both murder and weapon charges against the 20-year-old Brooklyn man on Wednesday.
In 2020, Kevin Holloman, 28, was gunned down in front of an apartment building on Herkimer St. near Rochester Ave. in Brooklyn. Holloman suffered “multiple” gunshot wounds, per The New York Daily News. Morgan’s violent past reportedly came back to haunt him. He had 13 prior arrests for violent crimes. The New York Police Department had suspected the 20-year-old gunman of Holloman’s murder, but detectives didn’t have enough evidence to prosecute Morgan.
The recent McDonald’s crime occurred on Fulton St. in Brooklyn, New York, when the victim argued with Lisa Fulmore, Morgan’s mother, about the temperature of her fries. At the time, the woman was on FaceTime with her son. Fulmore egged her son to come to the restaurant.
He reportedly showed up, and an argument escalated to fight the alleged shooting. Morgan shot Webb in the neck at around 7 pm outside the McDonald’s. Fortunately, he survived, but Webb remains in critical condition, fighting for his life at Brookdale hospital.
Witnesses told the NY Post about the shooting, “The co-workers, they were around [the victim]. They were on their phones, and they were crying. A man took off his shirt and put it on his neck to try to stop the bleeding. [The victim’s] right eye was swollen shut. He couldn’t talk.”
“He was just shaking. His chest was heaving. He was still breathing when they put him on the stretcher.”
Attorney Stanford Rubenstein told CBS, “Cold French fries should not result in a shooting. At the end of the day, it’s gun violence all over this country, particularly in this city, that has to be brought under control, and fast food restaurants are not the safe havens they used to be.”