*28-year-old Kevin Tyrell Davis was fatally stabbed in Maryland on Monday in a fight linked to the return of the Popeyes chicken sandwich.
The stabbing happened outside a location in Prince George County, after one male patron reportedly objected to Davis cutting him in line while waiting for one of the new sandwiches, CBS Baltimore reports. Sources told police the line was designated specifically for those waiting to order the famous chicken sandwich.
The suspect and Davis got into a verbal altercation that spilled outside of the restaurant.
“They both then got out of the line, walked out of the front door together and the suspect immediately stabbed Davis,” police said. “The suspect and the female who he was with then fled the parking lot.”
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I just talked to Kevin Davis’ family. They say the fatal stabbing was “not over a Popeyes Chicken Sandwich.” They believe it was an argument over cutting the line. Police say the line was solely made to purchase the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich. https://t.co/sMkIIWUg4F pic.twitter.com/TAbnFZ4NbG
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) November 5, 2019
“We have been able to determine that preliminarily that this is related to the release of the sandwich here at this restaurant,” said Prince George County Police spokesperson Jennifer Donelan.
The victim was transported to a hospital where he was reported dead about an hour after the fight. Police have released a photo of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in tracking him down.
Popeyes re-released the chicken sandwich last weekend after it quickly sold out nationwide over the summer.
The company said in a statement that “there is no reason for someone to lose their life on a Monday night in a parking lot.”
“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends and we are fully cooperating with local authorities,” the company said.