PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police arrested a 26-year-old man Monday night accused of shooting a teenage employee at a Northeast Philly Chick-fil-A. Police believe an argument over a missing milkshake led to the shooting.
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“The driver of the delivery vehicle got into an argument because he thought he was supposed to get more food for delivery and it turned into an argument with several employees. And it escalated into a shootout,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.
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Authorities were called to the restaurant on the 800 block of Adams Avenue in the city’s Lawncrest neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. to a shooting.
Police say this particular Chick-fil-A only processes online orders and is not open to the public to order fast food. Employees told police the delivery driver came to the door and began arguing with several employees about the amount of food he received and the missing item, a milkshake. He then pulled out a gun and shot the 17-year-old.
Police say the 17-year-old boy was shot in the left leg and is in stable condition. He is expected to survive. His injuries would not be life threatening.
“Based on ballistic evidence, we know that a shot was fired from a large-caliber semi-automatic weapon with its spent cartridge case in the parking lot of the Chick-fil-A building,” Small said.
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Surveillance cameras helped police identify the suspects’ car and tag. They later found the car dumped on Torresdale Avenue.
Police said Tuesday the arrested suspect was a 26-year-old man who was driving for DoorDash. Police have not identified the identity of the suspect.
DoorDash said on Tuesday that it had “banned the author from our platform.”
“We are horrified and appalled by this shameless act of violence and have banned the perpetrator from our platform. We fully support law enforcement in their investigation and hope that justice will be served. We have reached out to the victim to offer him our support, and our thoughts are with him and his family as he recovers,” DoorDash said in a statement.
CBS3’s Joe Holden contributed to this report.
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