Sonic Employee Fatally Shot Following Dispute

A tragic incident unfolded at a Sonic drive-through in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday when an employee was fatally shot following a dispute with two female customers. Daniel Shrewsbury, who was just days away from his 34th birthday, was working his usual shift when the altercation occurred around 9:30 p.m.

Shrewsbury reportedly confronted the two women, who are now suspects in his murder. After the confrontation, one of the women allegedly shot Shrewsbury, who managed to retreat into the restaurant before succumbing to his injuries. The San Antonio Police Department released photos of the two women on Monday, one wearing a black t-shirt and gold chain, the other in a white sundress with a floral pattern.

As of now, no arrests have been made and the identities of the suspects have not been disclosed. Shrewsbury’s family believes the argument originated from the women attempting to use counterfeit money to purchase food. Jojo Shrewsbury, Daniel’s younger brother, stated, “Once my brother went out there and confronted them about the fake money, he got shot.”

Jojo described his brother as a “role model” and a “good brother” to everyone, not just to him. He was less than a week away from his 34th birthday when the tragic incident occurred. “He’s not just known as a Sonic employee. He’s more than that,” Jojo said, holding back tears.

A witness at the drive-through reported hearing three gunshots and recounted how an employee ran to his car to inform him that a colleague had been shot. The witness described the scene as shocking and expressed sympathy for the employees, particularly one who, in a state of shock, asked if he still wanted his order.

Jazmin Robinson, Shrewsbury’s sister, expressed her grief in a heartfelt Facebook post on Tuesday, stating her brother “did not deserve to go like this” and condemning the suspects as cowards. Shrewsbury’s mother, Peggy Cofield, described her son as a “caring” man who was loved by many. Shrewsbury, the oldest of three siblings, was known for his love of video games when he wasn’t working. A memorial was set up outside the Sonic restaurant on Monday.