UPDATED 11/12, 3:43 p.m. ET: Investigators have identified a man wanted in connection to the fatal stabbing at a Maryland Popeyes.
According to WTOP, are now searching for 30-year-old Ricoh McClain, who is accused of killing Kevin Tyrell Davis outside the restaurant on Nov. 4. Authorities said the altercation began after Davis allegedly cut in front of the line for the chain's popular chicken sandwich; he was confronted in the parking lot shortly after, and sustained fatal stab wounds. McClain has been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
"We believe he’s still in the area. We’ve identified him within the last week," Prince George’s County police Cmdr. Brian Reilly said in a news conference Tuesday. "We know Mr. McClain has former addresses in Washington, D.C., and here, in Prince George’s County, Maryland."
McClain is considered to be armed and dangerous. Those with any information on McClain's whereabouts are asked to call 911 or Maryland detectives at 301-772-4925.
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According to local reports, on Monday evening a 28-year-old man was stabbed to death at a Prince George County (Maryland) Popeye's following a dispute over their popular chicken sandwich. The stabbing occurred in Oxon Hill, a Washington D.C. suburb.
Fox 5 DC says that the victim of the stabbing was found bleeding in the parking lot when police arrived to the scene. He was taken to a hospital afterward where he succumbed to his injuries.
We’re here on scene. The chicken sandwich ad is right in the window. It came back Sunday and sources tell us a fight over someone cutting in line led to a stabbing death tonight in Oxon Hill MD. pic.twitter.com/9LRMRUNOpZ— Evan Lambert (@EvanLambertTV) November 5, 2019
This stabbing occurred just a day after Popeye's brought the infamous sandwich back from a 9+ week-long hiatus. Detectives are currently searching for the suspect while trying to officially pin down a motive.
"This individual was in line, a line specifically for the sale of the sandwich, when another customer and he got into an altercation," the director of media relations for the Prince George’s County Police Department, Jennifer Donelan, explained to USA Today. "That ended with the victim being stabbed outside of the business." Donelan added, "Somebody cut in front of the other. For you to get that angry over anything, for that type of anger to develop into this type of violence, again, is a very sad and tragic day."
Director Jennifer Donelan update on fatal shooting in 6200 blk of Livingston Rd https://t.co/CQkznCF4PN— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) November 5, 2019
Back in September, a group of customers attempted to get the popular chicken sandwiches from a Houston Popeyes. One of the people in the group reportedly proceeded to pull out a firearm after being told they were sold out.
Southeast officers are at 7100 Scott. Male pulled a gun on employees of restaurant after they ran out of chicken sandwich. 202 pic.twitter.com/xC6jlmwJeD— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) September 3, 2019