A young man in his twenties was shot dead Sunday night while working in Orange County Burger King, Florida, after a row with a client that escalated quickly and died.
Honest deputies responded to the scene after reports of a shooting at a fast-food restaurant, caused by a conflict between Desmond Ormond Joshua, 22, and a female, now unidentified, according to Fox 35 in Orlando.
When law enforcement officials arrived they said they found Joshua in the parking lot with gunshot wounds. They tried to transfer him to a nearby hospital for treatment, but he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
Kelves Rodriguez-Tormes, 37, was reportedly arrested on charges of first degree murder with a firearm, destruction of evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted criminal.
A written statement from the police warden’s office stated that the victim was working on the line when a client became a slow-motion fighter and threatened to bring her “man” to the restaurant.
Joshua replied to the woman and ordered her to leave the building, according to Fox 35. She later returned in a different car driven by the man in question. Rodriguez-Tormes set Joshua locked the head and began to strangle him before the fighting broke up. Then he armed himself and moments later there was shooting in the parking lot.
Click Orlando reported that lawmakers said that Rodriguez Tormis went out of his truck to retrieve a firearm and told Joshua, “I got two seconds before I shot you.
Burger King issued a statement about Joshua’s sudden death and claimed that they cooperated with the authorities in every possible way.
“We are deeply saddened to hear the tragic accident that occurred at Burger King in 7643 E. Colonial Drive and the death of team member Desmond Joshua,” the statement said. At Burger King, the safety of team members and guests is our top priority. The concessionaire who owns and operates the restaurant cooperates fully with the authorities in this regard. Any questions should be directed to the local authorities. Burger King McLamore is there to support the team members and their loved ones during incomprehensible times like this. Our condolences go out to Desmond’s family and friends during this difficult period.