Desmond Joshua was a Burger King employee who was allegedly shot Sunday night while working at an Orange County Burger King in Florida, over a disagreement with a female customer that quickly escalated.
22-year-old Joshua was found dead in the parking lot with a gunshot wound and later announced dead.
According to investigators, Joshua had just started working at the Burger King a few days earlier.
Desmond Joshua was Working in the Drive-thru Line
According to an arrest affidavit, Orlando-area Burger King’s employee, Joshua, was working in the drive-thru line when one of female the customers became angry at the slow service and threatened to bring her “man”.
Joshua reportedly refunded the woman’s order and told her to leave the premises, according to Fox 35. The woman was upset that her Burger King order took too long.
She returned after several minutes in a different car being driven by the man in question. The man, identified as 37-year-old Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes, proceeded to put Joshua in a headlock and began to choke him.
Desmond Joshua Shot Down By Rodriguez-Tormes
Rodriguez-Tormes had gone out to his truck to retrieve a firearm and told Joshua, “You got two seconds before I shoot you”, Click Orlando reported. Moments later, there was gunfire in the parking lot.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to the shooting that took place at around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Burger King on the 7000 blocks of E. Colonial Drive.
After the deputies arrived, they found Joshua lying in the parking lot and transported him to a nearby hospital where he was announced dead shortly thereafter.
Desmond Joshua’s Death Under Investigation
A video was recovered that showed Joshua in a physical altercation with Rodriguez-Tormes who had him in a headlock, according to the affidavit.
Records show both Rodriguez-Tormes and the woman were interviewed after the shooting.
The report indicated that Rodriguez-Tormes dismantled the gun used in the shooting and placed it “in a location which cannot be located”.
Rodriguez-Tormes was booked into jail early Sunday with charges over first-degree murder with a firearm, destruction of evidence, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.