A Maryland man who allegedly stabbed fatally someone during a fight that may have been over the notorious Popeyes chicken sandwich has been arrested.
Ricoh McClain was taken into custody in connection to the Nov. 4 stabbing of Kevin Tyrell Davis, Prince George’s County police said via Twitter on Thursday. The investigation is currently ongoing, and authorities offered no further information on the arrest.
Police released a photo of McClain, 30, on Tuesday and asked that anyone with information on his whereabouts contact the authorities. McClain allegedly stabbed Davis, 28, on the evening of Nov. 4; he and Davis got into a “brief verbal argument” at a Popeye’s restaurant in Oxon Hill after Davis allegedly cut in line in front of others who were waiting to place their order, authorities said.
That argument carried on outside after McClain and Davis left the restaurant together; once outside, McClain allegedly “immediately stabbed” Davis once before fleeing the scene.
Police responded to the area at around 7 p.m., where they found Davis bleeding in the parking lot; he later died from his injury at a local hospital, police said.
McClain is believed to have fled the scene with an unidentified woman; police released her photo to the public last week, calling her a person of interest and stating that they’d like to speak with her about what happened.
Although both men were in line to order the restaurant’s popular chicken sandwich, friends of the victim have stated that the fight between McClain and Davis was not over food, but declined to offer specifics, according to WJZ, a CBS affiliate out of Baltimore.
Following the incident, Popeyes released a statement offering its condolences to Davis’ loved ones, WJZ reports.
“What happened in Maryland last night is a tragedy and we are saddened to hear about this senseless act of violence,” its statement reads. “Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends. We, along with the franchisee, are fully cooperating with local authorities and actively working to gather more information.”
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