Pair charged in shooting over spicy chicken sandwich at Tennessee Burger King
Two people were arrested after being accused of firing shots in a Memphis Burger King parking lot following a confrontation over a spicy chicken sandwich.
Keonna Haliburton was involved in an argument regarding a spicy chicken sandwich while ordering food in the Burger King drive-thru, witnesses say. Moments after she and Tavarus McKinney drove away, they returned to the parking lot and began opening fire, injuring two people.
McKinney was picked out of a lineup as the driver, and Halliburton was picked out of a lineup as the passenger. However, witnesses say both were seen firing shots, according to police.
McKinney’s criminal background is extensive and includes nine cases and 10 warrants in Shelby County. He’s been charged with violent crimes in the past, including aggravated assault, kidnapping, and domestic assault, according to News Today.
News of the spicy chicken sandwich shootout comes a day after President Biden announced his plan to curb gun violence in America. Biden’s plan focuses on “assault weapons,” which are not commonly used in most gun-related crimes.
“Talk to most responsible gun owners they’ll tell you there’s no possible justification for having 100 rounds in a magazine,” Biden said during his speech on Wednesday.
Biden also mocked second amendment activists during his speech, saying that the government has nukes and F-15’s. “Those who say the blood of Patriots, you know, and all the stuff about how we’re gonna have to move against the government,…If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.”
“The gun lobby wants you to believe that cities that have the toughest gun laws still have the highest rates of gun violence…don’t believe it,” Biden added. He said he’d spoken with the Mayor of Baltimore, Brandon Scott, who said most guns used in crimes in his city were bought outside of the city.