DoorDash driver in custody after allegedly shooting employee at Philadelphia Chick-fil-A

Authorities tell Action News the 17-year-old employee was shot in the leg after a dispute over an order.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
DoorDash driver in custody after shooting at Philadelphia Chick-fil-A
The suspect's name has not yet been released because police said he hasn't been charged yet.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A DoorDash driver has been taken into custody after police say he shot a Chick-fil-A employee in Philadelphia's Crescentville section on Monday night.

The shooting happened just after 8 p.m. on the 800 block of Adams Street. Police said it happened outside of the Chick-fil-A, which only takes online orders.

According to police, the shooting apparently began over a missing milkshake.

"(The employee) asks to see the receipt and the occupant of the car refuses to show the receipt. He then sees the driver of the vehicle pull out a gun and put it on his lap," said Captain John Walker of the Philadelphia Police Department.

Walker said a team leader and a manager went outside to try to defuse the situation.

Shortly after, the driver pulled away but returned, firing one shot. He hit the 17-year-old team leader in the leg, police said.

The suspect reportedly took off and led officers on a short chase before abandoning the white Mercedes Benz.

Investigators said the suspect was arrested and identified by the victim.

The suspect's name has not yet been released because police said he hasn't been charged yet. Officers said he has had prior contact with police.

The victim was transported to Einstein Medical Center and placed in stable condition.

Chopper 6 over shooting involving Philadelphia Chick-fil-A employee on June 13, 2022.

Police are still searching for the gun used in the shooting and another man, who they believe was in the car at the time of the incident.

A DoorDash spokesperson issued a statement on Tuesday, saying they are "appalled" by the violence.

"We are horrified and appalled by this brazen act of violence, and have banned the perpetrator from our platform. We are fully supporting law enforcement with their investigation and hope justice is served. We've reached out to the victim to offer our support, and our thoughts are with him and his family as he recovers."