Florida Woman Gets Burger King Worker Shot, Killed In Waiting Dispute

An arrest affidavit from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office states that the victim, identified as 22-year-old Desmond Armond Joshua Jr., was working in the drive-through line at the Burger King prior to the shooting. The line was particularly long when one customer became irate and threatened to bring her ‘man’ to the restaurant.

Joshua reportedly then refunded the woman’s order and told her to leave. However, she came back to the restaurant in another vehicle, which was being driven by a white man. The person demanded a fight with Joshua and put him in a headlock and began to choke him. The fight was broken up but the man then armed himself. Shortly after, gunfire was heard and Joshua fell to the ground in the parking lot.

Deputies responded to the Burger King at 7643 E. Colonial Dr. in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival, they found Joshua in the parking lot with a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has identified the shooter in a news release as 37-year-old Kelvis Rodriguez Tormes, who is charged with first-degree murder with a firearm, destruction of evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Jail records Sunday did not list an attorney for Rodriguez Tormes.

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