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Man charged with murder in deadly shooting of McDonald's co-worker

Lt. Col. Ronnie Robinson said the shooting stemmed from an argument between the two employees. He said he did not know what the argument was about.

ST. LOUIS — An argument between two McDonald's employees led to a deadly shooting just outside the restaurant in south St. Louis Tuesday night, police said.

St. Louis Metropolitan police said the shooting happened at around 8:20 p.m. at the restaurant near Hampton and Manchester avenues. Police said a man was shot multiple times. He was unconscious and not breathing when officers arrived and was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police identified the victim as 23-year-old Kevyn Henderson.

The suspected shooter, 19-year-old Terrence King, was charged on Wednesday with one count of first-degree murder and one count of armed criminal action.

The incident started as an argument between King and Henderson inside the fast food restaurant. A manager separated the two by walking King outside the building, where police said he waited until Henderson left.

King shot Henderson multiple times near the entrance of the business, and multiple people witnessed the incident, police said.

Officers said they arrived and found King holding a gun near Henderson. He was taken into custody.

Lt. Col. Ronnie Robinson said he did not know what the argument was about.

"It's just very tragic that we consistently have these types of situations constantly," Robinson said. "Young people, older people also, solving their problems and disputes with weapons, and weapons are so powerful these days they're built to kill people. So, it's just a shame that this over and over and over again."

Video from the scene showed a large police presence and crime-scene tape surrounding the parking lot.

Resources for crime victims:

If you have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources.

Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to “stabilize inner-city neighborhoods.” One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program.

To learn more, call 314-381-8200 or visit https://www.betterfamilylife.org/

Life Outside of Violence “helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.”

To learn more, call 314-327-6697 or email: ProjectLOV@WUSTL.edu

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership with Saint Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.

To learn more, visit https://www.ulstl.com/anti-crime-initiative.html

Cure Violence is an international organization that has recently launched in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities. To learn more, visit https://cvg.org/

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