CHICAGO (TOC) — Maurice Brown mentioned a capturing at a Chicago Taco Bell all began as a result of a co-worker, who had been disciplined by the shop supervisor, thought he was liable for the call-out.
Brown stood outdoors his house Monday, arm in a sling, nonetheless in disbelief. The 37-year-old shift supervisor was shot whereas on the job at a West Rogers Park Taco Bell close to suburban Lincolnwood on Saturday evening by a person he mentioned was a disgruntled worker. The worker had been known as out the day earlier than for slacking off whereas on the job.
“The second I addressed the problem and mentioned, ‘in case you do not feel like working, you possibly can clock out,’ Instantly, all proper, ‘I will clock out,’ however on the similar, reached in his bag, and I see the gun.”
Brown mentioned he tried to take away himself from the scenario by strolling in direction of the again door of the restaurant.
“As I am going in direction of the again door, he is making an attempt to hit me with the gun. I get out the door. He is nonetheless following me,” Brown mentioned. “Now we have different co-workers making an attempt to interrupt all of it up, however one thing advised me to run.”
That is when Brown mentioned he felt the gunshot undergo his shoulder.
“The drive-thru is packed. We had automobiles actually within the drive thru-line. So, I acquired away from him and wiggled my manner round. And all people’s operating,” Brown mentioned.
Up to now, neither police nor Taco Bell have acknowledged this was a office capturing.
“We’re shocked and saddened to listen to that this occurred. We perceive that the franchise proprietor and operator of this location is working with the native authorities of their investigation. Our ideas are with the supervisor who was injured, and we’re grateful that they’re okay,” Taco Bell’s assertion mentioned, partially.
Brown, nonetheless, mentioned he will not be okay till the person he says shot him is arrested.
“Put it on the market. It’s what it’s. That is the gentleman. That’s it,” Brown mentioned.
Brown mentioned he does wish to return to work at Taco Bell, however has requested for a switch to a unique location.
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