Man killed in shooting at Frederick Co. Burger King

A man is dead after a shooting at a Burger King in Frederick County, Maryland Sunday evening.

The shooting happened at around 7:15 p.m. when a man and a woman got into a fight at the restaurant, according to a Frederick County Police Department release.

Another man that police identified as Jaion Antonio Penamon tried to intervene in the fight at the Burger King on Routzahn’s Way.

By the time Frederick Police officers got to the restaurant, they found Penamon suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the vestibule where he later died.

Police arrested a suspected shooter, but did not share the suspect’s identity, according to the police department’s statement.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help the Penamon family. More than $30,000 was donated in just one day.

The incident is still under investigation.


Lauren Hamilton

Lauren Hamilton is an Associate Producer at WTOP. She is a senior student at the University of Maryland, having written for a variety of campus publications and as a reporter at the campus radio station, WMUC 88.1. She began as an intern with WTOP in the summer of 2021.

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