Mother of man jailed for McDonald’s fries shoot reveals son’s chilling words

The mother of the man who was held eating cold fries in the shooting of a McDonald’s employee in Brooklyn told the Post Tuesday that her son afterwards said he did what he had to do.

Lisa Fulmore, 40, revealed her 20-year-old son’s chilling comments and detailed what led up to Monday night’s shooting that left a 23-year-old fast food worker alive.

“I spoke to the police with my son. My son just says he has to do what he has to do and this [victim] came after him and whatever happened happened,” she said.

The mother-of-three boys said the incident happened after she ordered McDonald’s via her mobile app and went to the Bedford Stuyvesant eatery around 7pm to pick up her food, which included fries.

“The fries were cold,” Fulmore said. “I asked the girl to change the fries because the fries were cold. She went to the fries machine for maybe 10 seconds and brought fries back so I thought they were new fries so I left.

“So I try the fries, and after I got to the third, it was still a cold fries. So I went back to get the food back.

Lisa Fulmore
Lisa Fulmore, the mother of a man in custody for the shooting of the McDonald’s employee, revealed the details of the incident to the Post.
Paul Martinka

“I asked her, ‘Why are you giving me the same fries and just putting one or two on top so I think you gave me new fries?’ She started laughing, and everyone started laughing and pretending it was funny,” Fulmore said.

“I thought, ‘What’s funny? I paid for the food and I should get what I asked for.” They laughed at me.

“One of them said, ‘All that about fries?’ So now I argue back and forth with them.
“The boy they cook the food for said, ‘You got all the food in your teeth,'” Fulmore recalled — referring to the worker who was later shot.

“So I said, ‘Do you want to take it out? You say I’ve got all this food in my teeth, do you want to take it out?’ ”

Shooting at McDonald's
The 23-year-old employee was shot after arguing with the shooter, a customer, that his fries weren’t warm.

Fulmore said she asked to speak to her boss, and workers said: “The manager walked out.

“Everyone started laughing again,” she said.

“That was when I was on the phone with my son. I thought, ‘They’re playing with me at this McDonald’s.’ I figured I have kids her age, I’m not going to sit here and keep arguing with these little kids.

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A McDonald’s employee was shot dead during the altercation.
Lisa Fulmore

“He said, ‘I’m coming down the block.’

“I said, ‘Okay.’ … Then I said to him, ‘No, don’t come to McDonald’s because I don’t want you to get in trouble,'” the mother said.

But she said her son was already at the restaurant.

“He said, ‘I’m coming in.’ So he came in. He heard them saying things to me, so he said, ‘You all have to step away from my mother.’

“My son said to the boy in the back, ‘Come out,'” she said, referring to the worker who was later shot.

The clerk didn’t leave the restaurant at the time, and Fulmore said she then told her son to just leave, “because I didn’t want him to get in trouble.

“So I think my son was gone,” she said. “I think it was over because my son left the store.”

Then 10 or 15 minutes later, the male worker came up to Fulmore and asked, “Where’s your son?” the mother said.

She said she told him her son left and that he should mind his own business.

But “he was looking for my son,” she said. “Next thing you know, maybe 10 minutes later, you hear a gunshot. So I ran to the door. I said, ‘Who’s shooting?’ ”

She said someone replied, “Your son.

“I looked and saw a boy on the ground and then I saw my son running the other way. I called 911 and then I sat and waited.”

When asked if her son had a gun, the mother said she didn’t know, adding, “I don’t even know if my son did that,” referring to the shooting.

Brookdale Hospital
Family and friends of the McDonald’s employee sat outside Brookdale Hospital on August 2, 2022 as they awaited news of his condition after he was shot.
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“All I know is that my son argued with the boy and the boy went off to look for my son.”

She said the victim changed his shirt once, “and he had something under the blue shirt, so he put on the big blue shirt.”

Law enforcement sources said the victim had not been previously arrested and there was no indication he was carrying a gun when he was killed.

But Fulmore referred to the dead man, saying: “There was no reason for him to go outside and look for anyone.

“Whatever happened outside, you caused it,” she said.

Fulmore’s son is in police custody but has not been charged in the shooting.

He has been arrested multiple times, including for grand larceny in 2019 and assault and theft in 2018, police sources said. He also has numerous sealed arrest cases, they said.

Additional reporting by Larry Celona and Kate Sheehy Mother of man jailed for McDonald’s fries shoot reveals son’s chilling words


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