Maryland man found guilty of stabbing Popeyes over chicken sandwich line cutter, prosecutors say

By | April 16, 2022

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A man accused of fatally stabbing another person who was queuing Popeyes Chicken Sandwiches in Maryland in 2019 was found Friday guilty of second-degree murder, according to prosecutors for Prince George’s County State.

Police said Ricoh McClain, 32, stabbed the other man, Kevin Davis, 27, on November 4 at a Popeyes location in Oxon Hill, about 20 minutes from Washington, DC

Prince George’s County Police Commissioner Hank Stawinski said Davis “methodically” cut the line for the popular chicken sandwich, which had just come back on the market – before McClain confronted him, which sparked an argument.

Ricoh McClain, 32, was found guilty of second-degree murder Friday after fatally stabbing a Popeyes in Maryland in 2019

Ricoh McClain, 32, was found guilty of second-degree murder Friday after fatally stabbing a Popeyes in Maryland in 2019
(Prince Georges County Police Department)

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Stawinski said it took 15 seconds from the time the altercation began for the stabbing to take place. McClain fled the scene after the incident.

When officers got to the scene, they found Davis with stab wounds in the parking lot, police told Fox News. Davis was taken to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

On November 14, Prince George’s County Police tweeted that they had located and arrested McClain, who was wanted for murder in the death of Davis.

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The attack came as the popular menu item resulted in long lines at Popeyes locations across the country.

‚ÄúThis is a tragic incident where a young man lost his life over a simple argument. I am pleased that the jury reached this guilty verdict. My office strives to hold accountable those who commit violent, heinous crimes like murder in Prince George’s County,” prosecutor Aisha Braveboy said in a press release, according to WRC-TV in Washington DC. “I hope that Mr. Davis’s family and loved ones will find some comfort in this outcome.”

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McClain is scheduled to be sentenced on July 25.

Fox News’ Talia Kaplan contributed to this report

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