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Teenage fast food worker shot in the head by drive-thru customer after a series of barbecue sauces

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A 16-year-old boy was fighting for his life in hospital after he was shot in the head by a customer who was upset at being denied more BBQ sauce at a Wendy’s drive thru, his family said

A teenage fast food worker was fighting for his life after being shot in the head after an argument over BBQ sauce.

Brian Durham Jr., 16, is said to be lucky to be alive after a bullet went through his head and came out the other side.

According to reports from the US, Brian was rushed to a hospital where he is in critical condition after the bullet barely grazed his brain.

His father Brian Snr told Fox10 Phoenix: “He’s very lucky to be alive right now because he was in a confrontation that wasn’t for him and the bullet went through his head.

“It actually went through and the other one came out again.

“That was a miracle today because my son wasn’t supposed to be standing. If he had switched two seconds to the left, maybe one, he would have been gone.”

Cops said the suspect, named 27-year-old Theotis Polk, went to the Wendy’s drive-thru window in Phoenix, Arizona, pulled out a pistol and opened fire after being denied more BBQ sauce by Brian’s co-worker.

Polk allegedly got away in the passenger seat of a car that was arrested by police officers.

Brian Snr added: “It was very unnerving to hear that your son was shot because you don’t know what.

“Is his leg shot? Is he dead? Lots of things race through your head.

“He was in the middle and the other guy is right there, ‘Hey, let me get some extra barbecue sauce.’ It became a confrontation.

“So for someone to actually get shot for some barbecue sauce, it was a confrontation because the guy couldn’t get extra barbecue sauce.

“My son just stayed calm and had the guy’s change in his hand. Just stayed calm while the other two faced each other.

“I mean, the little boy has nothing to do with nothing and you don’t have a bag and you’re pointing a gun at little kids. They were 16, 17 year old little kids. You could see their faces and you could tell they weren’t adults.”

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