FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ)—Killed in cold blood. Investigators say someone murdered a Burger King worker who was just trying to do her job. It happened in Frederick County.
Gigi Barnett explains it’s the city’s first homicide of the year and detectives want it solved.
Frederick investigators say this homicide started as an attempted robbery. Now police are searching for the shooter.
Before the breakfast crowd arrived at a Burger King in Frederick on Friday morning, police say an armed robber showed up first. By the time the robber left, one female worker, who was opening the restaurant, was dead.
Soon after, employees on the morning shift discovered her body.
“It appears to be a robbery or an attempted robbery that we’re now looking at as a homicide,” said Col. Kim Dine, Frederick Police Dept.
It’s Frederick’s first murder of the year, and detectives are scrambling to solve it.
“This is a horrible, senseless, unacceptable tragedy,” Dine said.
“You can’t even go to work and make an honest day’s living without knowing what’s going to happen. It’s unbelievable,” said Reshard Scott, Frederick resident.
Scott lives minutes away. He hopes the homicide doesn’t mean a turnaround in the city’s low-crime rate.
“It’s just a shock to me to know that something like that happened this close to home,” Scott said.
Police say the next step now is informing the victim’s family about the homicide and searching for a suspect. Meanwhile, investigators say the Burger King will remain closed until they’ve continued gathering all of the evidence they need to crack this case.
Frederick police say anyone with information should call their tips hotline at 301-600-8477.