Authorities identified 37-year-old Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes as the suspect who allegedly shot dead Desmond Armond Joshua Jr. over an order of french fries and burgers on Saturday in Florida
Joshua Jr., 22, had just started working at a Burger King in Orlando, authorities said when he was killed by the ex-con whose female friend complained to him about a $40 order taking too long
Around 7.00 pm at a backed up drive-thru the woman got out and began complaining that her order was delayed, ending in a dispute with Joshua
The restaurant refunded her $40 – still she threatened that she was going to get ‘her man’ even after the refund
She returned with Rodriguez-Tormes who allegedly, first put Joshua in a headlock before he was pulled off the restaurant staff
Rodriguez-Tormes reportedly, went to his truck and returned to tell Joshua ‘You got 2 seconds before I shoot you,’ before shooting the victim in the parking lot and fleeing
He has been charged with first-degree murder with a firearm, destruction of evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
Ex-con Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes, [left], shot an killed 22-year-old Burger King employee, Desmond Armond Joshua Jr, [right], in Orlando on Saturday night after Tormes’ girlfriend complained to him about a delay in her $40 order
A young Burger King employee was killed Saturday in Florida by a man whose female friend complained to him about a delay in her $40 order.
The incident unfolded around 7.30pm Orlando, Saturday night at a Burger King on the 7000 block of E. Colonial Drive.
Restaurant staffer Joshua Jr. was fatally shot after he got into an argument with a woman who was angry over the length of time it took for a drive-through food order to be executed.
Deputies said when they arrived, to found Desmond Armond Joshua suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
As part of the investigation, video was recovered that showed Joshua in a physical altercation with a male who had him in a headlock, before the shooting.
A witness said the restaurant was busy that night and the drive-thru was backed up, The woman who was in line was mad about the delay so she got out of her vehicle and began yelling that she was going to have “her man” come to the restaurant, so an employee refunded her $40 and asked her to leave.
Desmond Armond Joshua Jr was found shot in the parking lot of Burger King In Orlando Florida. The shooter Rodriguez Tormes unidentified woman later came back with Rodriguez Tormes, has been charged with first-degree murder with a firearm
The irate woman reportedly, waited in the parking lot in her black sedan for a few minutes then drove away and returned with a white truck with a man identified as 37-year-old Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes, who was demanding that Joshua fight him, authorities said.
Rodriguez-Tormes a convicted felon, demanded that Joshua fight him before putting the employee in a chokehold, authorities said. A witness intervened to stop the fight when Rodriguez-Tormes put Joshua in a headlock and started choking him, according to the arrest affidavit.
However, after the witness pulled Rodriguez-Tormes off of Joshua, he then went to his truck and got the gun and told Joshua, “You got two seconds before I shoot you.”
After shooting Joshua he took off in the white truck while the black sedan also fled.
Joshua who had just started working at the Burger King a few days earlier was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died from a gunshot wound.
The shooter and his female companion both were interviewed after the shooting. Rodriguez-Tormes allegedly, dismantled the murder weapon and placed it “in a location which cannot be located.”
He is charged with first-degree murder with a firearm, destruction of evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. However, as of Monday the woman who instigated the altercation has neither been charged nor arrested.