Man dies from injuries after being punched by Prescott Valley Wendy’s employee

Prescott Valley police are still working the case, but say they're concerned about the victim's family and friends in Dewey.
Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 6:10 PM MST
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PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Police say the man that was punched by a Wendy’s employee in Prescott Valley in late July has died. On Monday evening, Prescott Valley police confirmed the 67-year-old man died from his injuries on August 5, ten days after the incident. Officers say the Wendy’s employee, 35-year-old Antoine Kendrick, now faces second-degree murder charges. The man’s name will not be released for privacy reasons, according to Prescott Valley police.

On July 26, Kendrick was at the register taking the man’s order. However, police say the man complained about his order, and that’s when things turned violent. Surveillance video shows the man hunched over, licking his Frosty when Kendrick comes out from behind the counter. Kendrick comes up next to the unsuspecting man and immediately throws a punch, hitting the customer in the head, police said. The man fell and hit his head on the floor. Officers say he was knocked unconscious and flown to a Valley hospital. Since then, the man was in critical condition before his death.

Surveillance video caught the moment a Wendy's employee punched a 67-year-old customer in Prescott Valley.