PICTURED: Popeyes customer, 28, who was stabbed 15 SECONDS after cutting the line for popular chicken sandwich at Maryland restaurant – as police reveal photo of suspect
- The Popeyes customer who was stabbed to death Monday night has been identified as Kevin Tyrell David, a 28-year-old from Oxon Hill
- He was stabbed Monday around 7pm outside of Oxon Hill Popeyes in Maryland
- The man was in line at the chain in the middle of the chicken sandwich craze
- An eyewitness described how to cut the line before they went outside
- Police confirmed a male was found with multiple stab wounds in the parking lot
- He was pronounced dead at a hospital after the fight
The Popeyes customer who was stabbed to death outside of one of the chain's restaurants in Maryland has been identified, as police reveal he was attacked in a brutal confrontation that unfolded in just 15 seconds.
The victim was identified as 28-year-old male Kevin Tyrell Davis or Oxon Hill, Maryland, Prince George's County Police spokeswoman announced Tuesday.
He entered the fast food joint around 7pm Monday evening where about three boxes people were in line, many waiting for the newly released chicken sandwich, and cut to the front of the line.
After cutting he was confronted by the suspect and within a matter of 15 seconds the two ended up outside the restaurant and Davis was stabbed.
Prince George County Police also released this photo of the unnamed suspect, pictured above in surveillance footage from the restaurant, pleading for the public to come forward with his information.
On Tuesday Maryland police identified the murdered Popeye's victim as 28-year-old male Kevin Tyrell Davis or Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Prince George County Police also released this photo of the unnamed suspect, pictured above in surveillance footage from the restaurant
A Popeye's customer has reportedly been stabbed to death about the restocked chicken sandwich. The incident happened at a branch of the fast food chain in Oxon Hill, Maryland, pictured on Monday night
Shocking footage shows the moment paramedics rush the stab victim into an ambulance
This footage showed on social media shows Maryland EMS taking the stabbing victim away on a stretcher
Pictures from the scene show a poster for the popular sandwich in the window at the taped off restaurant. Fast food fans have been desperately trying to get their hands on the burger after it is returned to restaurants across the country on Sunday
The identification comes as shocking video has emerged of the stabbing victim on a stretcher being rushed into an ambulance after the stabbing attack.
Officers arrived to the fast food chain and applied lifesaving measures to the victim Monday evening. The victim was rushed to the hospital and died from his wounds 51 minutes later.
"For you to get that angry about anything … and to develop into this type of violence, again, is a very sad and tragic day," Police spokesperson Jennifer Donelan said on the incident.
The famed chicken sandwich, which was introduced in August and sold out in two weeks, returned to menus across the nation on Sunday, reigniting the craze.
Fast food fans stood in long lines on Sunday and Monday to get their hands on the burger. In some restaurants across the country brawls and violence ensued over the excruciating wait times.
Mourners returned to the stabbing scene on Tuesday to lay out candles that spelled 'KD'
The Popeyes restaurant is located at 247 Livingston Rd. in Maryland
An eyewitness described how a 'cut the line' before they went outside and 'got stabbed', adding: 'And now we can't leave because they have to make sure there is no blood on the road.'
Police have confirmed a 28-year-old adult male, found with multiple stab wounds in the parking lot, died during a fight at the scene. They are still hunting the suspect.
A representative for Popeyes told DailyMail.com: "What happened in Maryland last night is a tragedy and we are saddened to hear about this senseless act of violence."
'Our thoughts are with the victim's family and friends. We, along with the franchisee, are fully cooperating with local authorities and actively working to gather more information, 'the chain added.
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