Missouri KFC customer shoots employee over corn outage

Police: KFC employee in critical but stable condition at hospital

A St. Louis, Missouri, Kentucky Fried Chicken employee was shot Monday night after a dispute escalated because the fast-food restaurant was out of corn, according to reports.

Fox station KTVI in St. Louis reported that the shooting happened at about 6:30 p.m. at a KFC on Delmar Boulevard.

An employee at the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis was shot Monday by a customer who became upset after being told the restaurant was out of corn.

An employee at the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis was shot Monday by a customer who became upset after being told the restaurant was out of corn. (Google Maps)

Police said a Black man in his 40s attempted to place an order at the drive-thru when an employee told him the restaurant was out of corn.

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The suspect then threatened the employee from the speaker box before pulling up to the drive-thru window with a handgun.

A 25-year-old employee then reportedly went out to talk with the driver. When the employee walked back into the restaurant, he had a gunshot wound.

A St. Louis, Missouri, Kentucky Fried Chicken employee was shot Monday night after a dispute escalated because the fast-food restaurant was out of corn, according to reports.

A St. Louis, Missouri, Kentucky Fried Chicken employee was shot Monday night after a dispute escalated because the fast-food restaurant was out of corn, according to reports. (iStock)

The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was listed in critical but stable condition, police noted.

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After the victim was shot, the suspect, who is between 40 and 50 years old with a thin build and scruffy beard, fled the scene.

Police said he was last seen wearing a jean jacket with a gray hood.

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