Florida man allegedly shoots Burger King employee over slow drive-thru order

Marco Green
August 4, 2020

Authorities in Florida say a Burger King worker was fatally shot after a dispute over a delay in a food order.

The incident unfolded around 7.30pm Saturday night at a Burger King on the 7000 block of E. Colonial Drive. Deputies found Desmond Armond Joshua, 22, suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot, when they arrived.

Mason reportedly got out of the vehicle and "threatened to bring her "man" to the restaurant", after which she was given a refund for her $40 order, witnesses told Orlando police.

Rodriguez Tormes demanded that Joshua fight him before putting the employee in a chokehold, authorities said.

According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, 22-year-old Desmond Joshua was allegedly shot in the parking lot of an Orlando, Fla., Burger King by Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes, 37, this past Saturday because a woman he knew got exhausted of waiting for her drive-thru order.

A witness pulled Rodriguez-Tormes off of Joshua and Rodriguez Tormes went to his truck for his gun.

Joshua was working the Orlando drive-thru when Tormes' partner, believed to be Ashley Mason, became screaming about the backup, according to the arrest affidavit. The black sedan fled also, WKMG reported.

According to WKMG, records show both Rodriguez-Tormes and the woman were interviewed after the shooting, and "though their statements are mostly redacted", they indicate that Rodriguez-Tormes dismantled the gun used in the shooting and placed it "in a location which can not be located".

Joshua was transported to hospital where he later died.

Rodriguez-Tormes was hit with three charges: murder, destruction of evidence and weapons possession.

Tormes allegedly dismantled the gun and hid it, officials said.

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