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Wendy’s employee charged with murder after striking customer

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A Wendy’s employee is now facing a murder charge after a customer he struck during an altercation passed away.
The incident occurred at the fast food restaurant near North Glassford Hill Road on July 26 around 4:45 p.m.
According to the report, the 67-year-old customer began complaining about his food order and got into an argument with Antoine Kendrick.
Survillence video shows the victim hunched over and licking his frosty when Kendrick walked around the counter and punched the victim in the head.
The victim fell to the ground, where a witness says he hit his head and was knocked uncouncious.
“Oh, wow that was a pretty hard hit. That was a Mike Tyson hit. The customer didn’t touch him, so he had no right to touch the customer, period, end of the story. I just think that’s horrible and wish it didn’t happen. It puts a bad light on our entire society,” the witness told CBS 5.
Kendrick then retrieved his things before fleeing the area.
Authorities arrived at the fast food restaurant and began life saving methods on the victim before he was flown to Valley hospital in critical condition.
On August 5th, the victim died from his injures.
Kendrick was located and taken into custody on aggravated assault charges.
Since the victim died, his charges have now been upgraded to second-degree murder.