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'You Got 2 Seconds': Burger King Employee Allegedly Shot To Death Over Long Wait Time
Desmond Joshua had just started working at the Orlando Burger King days before his death.
A Florida man has been charged in the killing of a Burger King worker who was allegedly threatened by the suspect's girlfriend over long wait times at the fast food restaurant.
Deputies responded to the Orlando Burger King Sunday night after receiving reports of shots fired, authorities told Oxygen.com. Arriving at the scene, deputies found Desmond Armond Joshua, 22, in the parking lot with a gunshot wound, according to Fox 35 Orlando.
Joshua was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Kelvis Rodriguez, 37, has been taken into custody on charges of first-degree murder, destruction of evidence, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, online jail records indicated.
Joshua, a recent hire, was working at the Burger King Sunday evening when the drive-through became backed up and food orders slowed down, the Orlando Sentinel reported. As a result, an irate customer threatened to bring her "man" back to the restaurant, according to the arrest report obtained by Oyxgen.com.
The woman was given a refund and asked to leave by an unidentified employee. However, the woman later returned with Rodriguez in tow, who allegedly challenged Joshua to a fight in the parking lot.
The two then fought briefly, before Rodriguez allegedly pulled out a handgun and fatally shot Joshua. "You got two seconds before I shoot you," Rodriguez said before opening fire, the arrest report stated.
Rodriguez and his girlfriend allegedly fled the scene after shooting Joshua, but deputies were able to locate both of them. They then provided statements to authorities that have been redacted in the arrest affidavit provided to Oxygen.com.
Rodriguez's girlfriend has not been arrested in the case. Rodriguez himself remains in custody, according to jail records. It's not clear if he has an attorney able to comment on his behalf.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office told Oxygen.com that the investigation is active and ongoing.