Posted on June 29, 2021

Pair Charged in Shooting Over Spicy Chicken Sandwich at Local Burger King

Fox 13 Memphis, June 24, 2021

Memphis police say a man and a woman are behind bars after a shooting over a spicy chicken sandwich at a local fast-food restaurant.

On June 6, police received a call to the Burger King at 2641 N. Hollywood, according to an affidavit.

A female passenger in a car was reportedly involved in an altercation with employees over a spicy chicken sandwich.

She was later identified as Keonna Halliburton, 20.

The driver, later identified as Tavarus Mckinney, 22, was inside a red Ford Escape with drive-out tags, records show.

After the altercation, the pair left then returned in the car, firing multiple shots from the road into the parking lot, the affidavit said.

Shots were fired at four people. Two were hit by the gunfire.

On June 14, two of the victims gave a statement about the shooting and identified Mckinney and Halliburton.

They’re charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder and four counts of employment of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

FOX13 spoke with an uncle of one of the four people shot at while working in the Burger King on June 6.

“She was very much shaken up, but she is a brave woman. She is still there,” he said. “By the grace of God, she is good.”

The man’s niece said Halliburton complained about a chicken sandwich having too much hot sauce on it.