HENDERSONVILLE, NC – A man was apprehended by local authorities following a fatal shooting at a McDonald’s restaurant where he was employed. The incident occurred on Monday morning, according to the Hendersonville Police Department.
The police were alerted to a shooting at the fast-food establishment on Four Seasons Boulevard shortly before 11 a.m. Upon arrival, they discovered a woman had been fatally wounded by a single gunshot.
Investigations revealed that the 30-year-old female victim had been involved in a dispute with another woman at a nearby bus stop. The second woman sought refuge in the McDonald’s, with the victim following her inside. The store manager intervened, separating the two women, and the victim left the premises.
However, the victim returned shortly after, encountering the manager and a male employee. During this interaction, the victim allegedly touched the male employee, who responded by shooting her with a concealed firearm. The employee then fled the scene in his vehicle.
The suspect was later apprehended at an elementary school his child attends. A school resource deputy, having been informed of the incident, recognized the suspect upon his arrival at the school. Although there was no indication that the suspect intended to harm anyone at the school, the facility was placed on lockdown until his arrest.
The suspect, whose identity has not been disclosed, was taken to the police station for questioning. Authorities have stated that he will be charged with first-degree murder and held in the Henderson County jail. McDonald’s has yet to respond to requests for comment on the incident.