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Bond reduced for McDonald's employee charged with shooting and killing woman at Orange Mound store

According to the affidavit, the customer flashed a gun during an argument over an order. Police said the worker then shot her in the chest.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The McDonald's employee charged in Monday's deadly overnight shooting at the McDonald's in Orange Mound appeared in court Wednesday. 

Preston Deener, 36, is charged with second-degree murder and convicted felon in possession of a handgun. 

According to court records, during Wednesday's hearing, Deener's bond was reduced from a previous amount of $500,000 to zero for the shooting charges. However, as of Wednesday about 12:30 p.m., he remained in jail on a previous charge of domestic assault, but that bond was also reduced from $10,000 to $2,500.

MPD officers responded to the shooting just before 2 a.m. Monday, March 13 at the McDonald's in the 1400 block of S Trezevant. Investigators said officers found a woman with a gunshot wound lying on the ground upon arrival. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the affidavit, video showed the victim first flashing a gun at Deener, and knocking on the drive-thru window with the weapon during an altercation with Deener about her order being incorrect. 

The affidavit said the verbal altercation continued after the victim lowered her gun. Shortly after she lowered her weapon, Deener allegedly pulled a handgun from his pocket, shooting the victim in the chest, according to the report.

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