Florida man kills Burger King employee after friend waited too long in drive-thru, deputies say
08/03/2020 10:40 am PDT
UPDATE August 5, 2020:
WKMG reports Ashley Mason, 31, was arrested Wednesday and charged with principal to first-degree murder and aggravated assault with a firearm.
Mason was identified by investigators as the woman whose husband fatally shot an employee at a Burger King following a fight over a drive-thru delay on Saturday, Aug. 1, around 7:15 p.m.
Witnesses said Mason's husband Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes, 37, fought with Desmond Armond Joshua, 22, in the parking lot, then allegedly shot Joshua with a handgun.
WKMG reports court documents show witness testimony accuses Mason of pointing a gun in the direction of the fight between the victim and her husband. She is also accused of giving her husband the gun used in the shooting.
Rodriguez-Tormes is charged with first-degree murder with a firearm, destruction of evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
UPDATE: Today, OCSO Homicide detectives arrested Ashley Mason, 31, on charges of Principal to First Degree Murder & Aggravated Assault with a Firearm. Her husband, Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes, was arrested Sunday, shortly after shooting Desmond Joshua, a Burger King employee. https://t.co/FaQUlvV7jM@OrangeCoSheriff
MORE: Wife of suspect accused of shooting Burger King employee arrested - WKMG
August 3, 2020:
ORLANDO, Fla. (WKMG) -- A woman who was upset that her Burger King order took too long got a man to come to the restaurant and shoot one of the employees, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies responding to a shooting Saturday around 7:30 p.m. at a Burger King on the 7000 block of E. Colonial Dr. found Desmond Armond Joshua, 22, suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
A woman who in the drive-thru line was reportedly angry about the wait and got out of her vehicle, yelling she was going to have “her man” come to the restaurant, so an employee refunded her $40 and asked her to leave.
The woman returned with a man identified as 37-year-old Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes, who demanded Joshua fight him, deputies said. A witness intervened to stop the fight when Rodriguez-Tormes put Joshua in a headlock and started choking him, according to the affidavit. Surveillance video reportedly showed the incident.
Deputies said after the witness pulled Rodriguez-Tormes off of Joshua, Rodriguez-Tormes then went to his truck and got the gun, telling Joshua, “You got two seconds before I shoot you.” Rodriguez-Tormes then shot Joshua and fled in a white truck while the woman in drove away in a black sedan, deputies said.
Records show both Rodriguez-Tormes and the woman were interviewed after the shooting. Rodriguez-Tormes reportedly told investigators he dismantled the gun and placed it “in a location which cannot be located.”
Rodriguez-Tormes is charged with first-degree murder with a firearm, destruction of evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Deputies said Monday the woman had not been arrested.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office said Joshua had just started working at the Burger King a few days earlier.
Last night, Desmond Joshua, 22, was shot and killed in the parking lot at the Burger King on E. Colonial Dr., where he just started working. Detectives arrested Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes, 37, on charges of 1st Degree Murder, Destruction of Evidence & Possession of Firearm by Felon pic.twitter.com/gIVJeFGGGR@OrangeCoSheriff
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