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An elderly Arizona customer who was punched in the head by a Wendy’s employee has died, police said.
The employee was also arrested.
Antoine Kendrick, 35, was arrested and faces second-degree murder charges after authorities said he punched a 67-year-old man at a Wendy’s in Prescott Valley last month, who died days later, AZ Central reported.
The Prescott Valley Police Department said the incident happened around 4:45 p.m. on July 26, when the older man walked into the restaurant where Kendrick worked.
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After receiving his food, surveillance video showed the unidentified man returning to the counter to complain about his food order when Kendrick came out from behind the counter and punched the unsuspecting 67-year-old.
“A customer complained about his food order at the time the employee, Antoine Kendrick, came out from behind the service counter and punched the customer in the head,” police said in a statement. .
Authorities said the strike caused the elderly man to collapse to the ground and knock him unconscious.
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The 67-year-old Dewey resident was later airlifted to hospital and remained in critical condition for 10 days, authorities said. He was pronounced dead on August 5, AZ Family reported.
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Kendrick was later arrested for alleged aggravated assault. The charges were upgraded to murder after the man died. He remains in custody.