Customer shoots fast-food worker in head after arguing over order, Arizona cops say


A 16-year-old fast-food worker was shot in the head by a customer over a food order in Phoenix on Jan. 13, 2022, police said.

A customer shot a 16-year-old fast-food worker in the head after getting into an argument over an order in Arizona, police said.

The suspect shot the employee through the drive-thru window in Phoenix around 8 p.m. Jan. 13, police said in a news release. The name of the fast-food restaurant was not released by police.

Then the suspect got into the passenger side of a vehicle and fled, police said.

The teen was rushed to a hospital. Police said he was in critical condition.

A suspect has not been identified, and the investigation is ongoing.

The Phoenix Police Department asks anyone with information to call the Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or 480-837-8446 for the Spanish line.

Helena Wegner is a McClatchy National Real-Time Reporter covering the state of Washington and the western region. She’s a journalism graduate from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She’s based in Phoenix.

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