Shooting at Phoenix Wendy's

It happened on Thursday night.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — A 16-year-old boy is recovering in the hospital after being shot Thursday night while working at a central Phoenix fast food restaurant. On Friday, Police said they made an arrest in the case. 

It happened at the Wendy's at 19th and Glendale avenues. Police said an employee got into an argument with a customer, later identified as 27-year-old Theotis Polk, over an order at the drive-thru window. Polk then walked up to the drive-thru window, pulled out a gun and opened fire. Police said that another employee in the store, a 16-year-old boy who was not involved in the argument, was shot in the head. Polk then jumped into a car and took off, detectives said. 

Video from the scene showed the victim on a gurney with bandages around his head. He was taken to the hospital with "very serious injuries," police said.

Investigators didn't say how they found Polk or where they arrested him.

Editor's note: Original story said it was a man who was shot, according to police at the time. The story has been updated after police corrected that the victim was a teen boy.

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