Wendy's employee accused of firing shotgun at customer's car in parking lot

- A Wendy's employee is accused of firing a shotgun into a customer's vehicle during an argument in the drive-thru parking lot overnight in north Charlotte, police said. 

The shooting happened at 1:24 a.m. Friday, June 22 at the Wendy’s restaurant located at 5214 Sunset Road.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that two women in a Dodge Charger had ordered food at the Wendy’s drive-thru and were waiting in the parking lot for an employee to bring it out to them. 

When a female employee brought out the food, an argument began and one of the customers and the employee began fighting. As the fight continued, the other customer began getting out of her vehicle at which time a male employee of the restaurant fired a shotgun into the car. No one was hit or injured by the shotgun pellets. 

The two women fighting received only minor injuries, police said.

Officers arrested the male employee on scene. He has been identified as 22-year-old Xavier McCree. He has been charged with discharging a firearm within the city limits. 

The shotgun used in this assault has been seized.

The safety of our employees and customers is our top priority, and we are very grateful that no one was injured. In keeping with our intent to provide a safe environment, our employees are not permitted to bring firearms onto the property. The person involved in this situation will no longer be employed by us. This is an isolated incident, and we will continue to work with law enforcement on the investigation.

- Quint Graham, President & CEO, Carolina Restaurant Group


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