Man Faces Murder Charges in Montgomery County McDonald's Drive-Thru Killing

An argument inside a Montgomery County gas station ended with one man dead in an adjacent McDonald's drive-thru and another behind bars on murder charges.

The deadly incident played out late Tuesday night along W Main Street near U.S. Route 202 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Marquis Johnson, 24, and Jonathan Walker, 22, got into an argument while inside a BP Gas Station. Moments later they both left the gas station and Walker opened fire 11 times, leaving Johnson dead of multiple gunshot wounds, said the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.

Johnson's body wound up in the drive-thru lane of the fast-food restaurant.

On Friday, DA Kevin Steele announced first-degree murder, third-degree murder and weapons charges. Walker was held without bail ahead of a June 23 preliminary hearing.

The McDonald's opened for business after police cleared the scene Wednesday morning.

"The security and safety of our customers and employees is always our top priority," said McDonald’s owner/operator Jonathan Chong in a statement. "We’d like to thank the local police department and our employees who responded swiftly and professionally. Given this is an ongoing police investigation, please contact the local Norristown police department for questions regarding the incident."

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