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Fired Burger King employee shot after punching manager in head

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An ex-employee of the Burger King was shot after returning to the fast food restaurant Friday morning. An ex-employee of the Burger King was shot after returning to the fast food restaurant Friday morning.
An ex-employee of the Burger King was shot after returning to the fast food restaurant Friday morning. An ex-employee of the Burger King was shot after returning to the fast food restaurant Friday morning.
After being shot, the ex-employee ran to the Mobil next door. After being shot, the ex-employee ran to the Mobil next door.

A former Burger King employee is in stable condition after a shooting on North Kingshighway Friday morning.

Police sources say the employee was fired from the restaurant on Thursday. On Friday when he showed up around 6:00 a.m., an altercation ensued with the manager who then shot him.

"Oh man, what went on this morning, like I told the police it's a shame,” said Eddie Glover, an eyewitness to the shooting.

Glover said it all began when the former employee walked into the restaurant, went over the counter, and began looking for the manager. At some point, the argument moved outside.

"The manager came falling up front with some guy. They were wrestling and fighting. The cook ran up front, they both pinned the guy to the door,” he said.

Glover said the ex-employee kept swinging and eventually hit the manager in the jaw.

"The manger buckled. He just said forget it,” he said.

Glover said the manager then went into his car and retrieved his weapon.

"The man tried to run across the lot to the gas station. The manager laid down on him and emptied the clip. It hit another vehicle that was parked on the lot, and hit the individual in the leg as he ran to the service station,” said Glover.

Police say the man is now in the hospital in stable condition. News 4 reached out to Burger King Corporation about the incident.

The company said the restaurant is operated by a third party franchise. It added that policies involving the carrying of firearms in the workplace is ultimately up to those franchises.

Some say they are shocked by shooting.

"We already out here trying to stop the violence and for this to happen out here in the morning that's just crazy,” said Jamon Curtis.

"I wish we would stop all this gun play and violence in our city. It's not helping anybody. It's not helping nothing,” said Glover.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and warrants on both of those men will be applied for.

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