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DoorDash Delivery Driver In Philadelphia Accused Of Shooting Teenage Chick-Fil-A Employee Over Milkshake

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Source: Philadelphia Police Department; UNSPLASH

Jun. 16 2022, Published 3:23 p.m. ET

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A Doordash food delivery driver allegedly shot a teenager working at a Chick-fil-A in Philadelphia over demands for an extra milkshake, according to police.

Tyquan Austin, 26, faces charges of aggravated assault, possession of an instrument of crime, simple assault, and reckless endangerment in connection to the incident, according to WTXF-TV.

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Shortly before 8:30 p.m. on June 13, Austin was in a Mercedes-Benz when he pulled up to the fast food restaurant to get a DoorDash order that contained a single milkshake, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Austin demanded a second milkshake even though it reportedly was not part of the order, and he allegedly took out a gun and laid it on his lap, police said.

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Employees, including a 17-year-old male team leader as well as a manager, attempted to resolve the situation but Austin drove off, police said.

He then circled back to the restaurant, surveillance allegedly shows, and fired his gun a single time at the doorway, according to authorities.

The teenager was struck in his leg near the knee and rushed to an area hospital, where he was treated for his gunshot wound and released.

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When the abandoned Mercedes was found in an alleyway and law enforcement was towing the car away, the shooting suspect, who had a distinctive neck tattoo officers recognized, approached the vehicle and said he needed to retrieve an item, police said.

Investigators arrested Austin and recovered two .40-caliber magazines from the car that were connected to a spent shell casing found at the crime scene, according to law enforcement officials.

“The shooting was unprovoked and endangered multiple people beyond the shooting victim, who was wounded in the leg and is expected to recover,” the DA's Office said.

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