Burger King Blaster Busted, Behind Bars

Cops: Woman opened fire over waiting time

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BK Blaster Busted

APRIL 13--A Tennessee woman is jailed on attempted murder charges after she allegedly leaned into a Burger King’s drive-thru window and opened fire on workers due to the “wait time to be served,” investigators report.

Keona Shonte Jackson, 32, was arrested yesterday in connection with the March 30 shooting at the Memphis restaurant. Charged with two counts of attempted murder and using a firearm during the commission of a felony, Jackson is being held in the Shelby County jail in lieu of $250,000 bond.

A Burger King security camera recorded Jackson firing away at employees. After police this month released still images from the video, a tipster identified Jackson as the wanted woman.

According to a felony complaint, workers Katerria Thomas and Kyara Banks told police that a female patron “got angry regarding the wait time to be served at the restaurant drive-thru window.” Cops allege that Jackson--who was a passenger in a gray sedan--exited the vehicle to argue with the two employees. As the dispute escalated, Jackson allegedly threatened to shoot the women.

A surveillance camera captured Jackson returning to the car and retrieving a black handgun from the vehicle. She then extended her upper body into the drive-thru window and fired “several shots at Thomas and Banks as they fled through the rear door of the business.” Neither worker was hit by the gunfire.

Police recovered two spent .380 caliber shell casings inside the Burger King. A projectile, cops say, was located near the eatery’s restroom doors.

Jackson’s rap sheet includes a pair of theft convictions, one of which was a felony for which she received a two-year prison term, the execution of which was suspended by a judge. (2 pages)