Teen fast food worker shot in the head by drive-thru customer after row of barbecue sauce


A teenage fast food worker has been fighting for his life after being shot in the head after an argument over barbecue sauce.

16-year-old Brian Durham Jr. is said to be lucky to be alive after a bullet went through his head and exited the other side.

Brian was rushed to hospital where he remains in critical condition after the bullet barely grazed his brain, according to reports in the United States.

His father, Brian Snr, told Fox10 Phoenix: “He’s very lucky to be alive right now because he was in a matchup that wasn’t for him and the bullet went through his head.

Brian Durham Jr, 16, was shot in the head at a Wendy’s in Phoenix

“In fact, he went through and came out the other one.

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“It was a miracle today, because my son is not supposed to be up. If he had shifted two seconds left, maybe one, he would have disappeared.”

Cops said the suspect, named Theotis Polk, 27, approached Wendy’s drive-thru window in Phoenix, Arizona, pulled out a handgun and opened fire after being denied more barbecue sauce by Brian’s colleague.

Collect 16-year-old Brian's photo
Brian’s family said he had only been working at the fast food restaurant for a few months to help his mother pay her bills.

Polk is said to have fled in the passenger seat of a car stopped by cops.

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Brian Snr added: “It was very nerve wracking to hear that your son got shot because you don’t know what.

“Has his leg been injured?” Is he dead? A lot of things are going through your mind.

“He was in the middle, and the other guy is right there, ‘hey, let me have some extra barbecue sauce.’ It became a confrontation.

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“That someone got shot for barbecue sauce, so it was a showdown, because the dude couldn’t get any extra barbecue sauce.

“My son just stayed quiet and had the guy’s change in his hand. He just stayed quiet while the other two were in a confrontation.

“I mean, the little boy has nothing to do with anything, and you’re out of pocket, pulling a gun on little kids. He was a little boy of 16, 17 years old. You could see their faces and you could tell they weren’t adults.”

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