Mother of NYC McDonald’s employee shot dead over cold fries distraught

The mother of the McDonald’s employee who was shot in the neck during an argument over cold fries told The Post on Wednesday that she has been unable to rest as her son struggles to stay alive.

“I’m really not ready for this,” the mother, who did not share her name, said at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, where her son Matthew Jeremiah Webb has been in critical condition since Monday night’s shooting.

“I just go back and forth with so many flashes in my mind. My mind is not stable.”

Webb’s mom said she thinks she needs “more stronger family around me” as she prays for her son, 23, and waits for updates.

Wednesday morning at the hospital, the distraught mother asked a pastor to pray with her son in the hospital room.

“I hardly get any rest. I’m so tired, I have to call someone,’ said the mother.

She declined to inform The Post of her son’s condition, but police said he was in critical condition as of Wednesday morning.

Webb was working at the McDonalds at 1531 Fulton St. in Bed-Stuy on Monday when he was reportedly shot by Michael Morgan, 20, on the sidewalk outside the chain at around 7pm.

McDonald's employee Matthew Jeremiah Webb was critically shot in the neck.
McDonald’s employee Matthew Jeremiah Webb was critically shot in the neck.
McDonald's employee Matthew Jeremiah Webb was apparently shot over a dispute over cold fries.
McDonald’s employee Matthew Jeremiah Webb was apparently shot over a dispute over cold fries.
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Relatives and friends of Matthew Jeremiah Webb are seen outside Brookdale Hospital while the victim is in critical condition.
Relatives and friends of Matthew Jeremiah Webb are seen outside Brookdale Hospital while the victim is in critical condition.
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Morgan, 20, was charged late Tuesday with attempted murder and criminal weapons possession, authorities said. Camellia Dunlap, 18 – Morgan’s girlfriend – was charged with two counts of criminal gun possession after admitting to police that she handed her the gun, law enforcement sources said.

The alleged gunman came to McDonald’s after his mother, Lisa Fulmore, got into an argument with Webb after being served cold chips.

Fulmore began harassing workers over the fries, and when they laughed at her for asking to speak to a manager, her son stormed into the restaurant in defense of his mother, she told The Post in an exclusive interview. At one point, Webb left the restaurant and was then allegedly shot by Morgan.

Officers investigate the scene of the shooting at a McDonald's in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Officers investigate the scene of the shooting at a McDonald’s in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
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McDonald's employee shot dead in Brooklyn.  Tuesday, August 2, 2022.
Matthew Jeremiah Webb’s mom admitted she didn’t sleep at all in the aftermath of the shooting.
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“My son just tells him to do what he has to do and the [victim] came after him and whatever happened, happened,” Fulmore said.

Law enforcement sources noted that the victim had not been previously arrested and there is no evidence that he was carrying a weapon when he was shot.

Morgan has been arrested several times before, including for grand theft in 2019 and assault and theft on duty in 2018, police sources said.

Additional reporting by Joe Marino

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