A Florida man was convicted on Friday for the murder of a Burger King employee following a complaint about service from his girlfriend, as indicated by court records.
Kelvis Rodriguez, aged 41, was found guilty of manslaughter, possession of a firearm, and tampering with evidence, according to court documents.
The incident occurred at around 7:30 p.m. on August 1, 2020, in Orlando, where Rodriguez shot 22-year-old Desmond Joshua, who was working at the drive-thru of the fast-food establishment.
Responding to a shooting report, deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office found Joshua in the parking lot with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Emergency personnel transported him to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The affidavit reveals that Joshua, employed at Burger King for only two days, had a confrontation with a woman, identified as Ashley Mason, on his second day of work.
Surveillance footage showed Mason getting upset, banging on the drive-thru window, and causing delays in service.
The shift manager refunded Mason’s order, but she threatened to bring her partner to the restaurant. Shortly after, Rodriguez arrived in a white truck, demanding a fight with Joshua.
After a physical altercation, Rodriguez allegedly pulled out a gun, threatened Joshua, and ultimately shot him.
Rodriguez pleaded not guilty to all three charges, and his sentencing is scheduled for December 1, according to court records.