Oxon Hill, MD – A 28-year-old man was stabbed to death on Monday night in a fight over the line for chicken sandwiches at a Popeyes restaurant.
The incident occurred at about 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Popeyes on Livingston Road in Oxon Hill, WTOP reported.
Popeyes re-released its new chicken sandwiches on Sunday after the first release in August was wildly popular and sold out within days, The Washington Post reported.
It was highly-anticipated by chicken sandwich fans and was credited with causing unheard of waits in specially-designated lines at the fast food restaurant all across the United States.
Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday that investigators believed 28-year-old Kevin Tyrell Davis had been “systematically cutting in line” for 15 minutes when he was confronted by someone else who was in line for a chicken sandwich.
An altercation ensued and the argument carried from the restaurant out into the parking lot, The Washington Post reported.
Chief Stawinski said detectives believed Davis was fatally stabbed once and then the suspect fled the area.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found Davis down in the parking lot and began performing life-saving measures before the ambulance arrived.
He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead an hour later, according to WJLA.
Police are looking for the man who stabbed Davis to death.
Surveillance cameras in the restaurant captured video of the suspect and the woman he was with, and police have released pictures and asked for help from the community to identify the murderer, according to The Washington Post.
“We are looking for a male, and that male knows who he is,” Prince George’s County Police Spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan said, according to WRC. “He knows what he did here tonight, and he needs to do the right thing and he needs to step up and turn himself in.”
Police have also asked anyone who was in the restaurant or parking lot on Monday night and may have seen what happened to contact the authorities.
“For you to get that angry over anything… and to develop into this type of violence, again, is a very sad and tragic day,” Donelan told reporters. “Knowing these details and knowing what happened here and knowing that a life was taken, it is hard to put into words; I can’t find the right words, to describe what this man did to this innocent victim.”