A man shot a Burger King worker dead after his girlfriend’s order took to long, police said.

Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes, 37, has been charged with first-degree murder for killing Desmond Armond Joshua, 22, at the fast-food restaurant in Orange County, Florida.

Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies reportedly got a call about a shooting that happened at the Burger King on Saturday night. When they arrived, they found Joshua suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot. He was then rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police investigating the incident reportedly found surveillance footage showing Joshua struggling with a man, who had him in a headlock, according to the affidavit.




Witnesses reportedly told police that the restaurant was busy on the night of the shooting and a backed-up drive-thru line caused long delays. One woman got infuriated by the delay and got out of her vehicle before yelling that she was going to have ‘her man’ come to the restaurant, so a worker refunded her money and asked her to leave, according to ClickOrlando.

The woman then left the scene and returned later with a man identified as Rodriguez-Tormes, who demanded that Joshua fight him, police said.

A witness then tried to step in and stop the fight as Rodriguez-Tormes began choking Joshua. The witness pulled Rodriguez-Tormes off Joshua, but he then went to his truck, retrieved a gun and told Joshua, ‘You got two seconds before I shoot you,’ according to police.

Rodriguez-Tormes shot Joshua moments later and fled in a white truck, according to authorities.

Police later interviewed Rodriguez-Tormez and his girlfriend and their statements indicated that Rodriguez-Tormes took the gun apart and hid it ‘in a location which cannot be located.’

Along with the first-degree murder charge, Rodriguez-Tormez was also charged with destruction of evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police said they have not arrested the woman that was with Rodriguez-Tormez.

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