McLain was tracked to a home on Nova Avenue in Capitol Heights, Md., Less than half an hour from Popeye, where Davis was killed. Investigators arrested McCain Wednesday afternoon.
"The person was put on the scene and confirmed the account we have in the video," Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stavinski said Thursday at a news conference.
Stavinski said that although a number of good investigative tips came from the community, it was "good detective work" by the department's refugee detention team that ultimately led to McCain's arrest.
The killing took place on the night of Nov. 4 in Popes in Oxon Hill, Md., After it was alleged that Davis dropped the line the day after the fast-food chain resumed sales of its fast-moving chicken sandwich. sold out when introduced earlier this year. the 1
5-minute course, according to Prince George's County Police. When he reached the front of the counter, he confronted another customer and the dispute continued in the parking lot where Davis was stabbed in the upper body, police said.
The stabbing happened less than 15 seconds after the initial confrontation, police said. Stavinski said the killing took place in the wake of three dozen people inside the restaurant, including young children.
"We need to sober up all of us so that violence can erupt so quickly," Stavinski said, describing the killing as "pointless.
Davis's friends and family said they did not believe the killing of a loved one was over a chicken sandwich. However, Stavinski said there was no evidence to suggest that the men had known each other before the confrontation.
Stavinski stated that he had "no real connection" with McClain and the home where he was arrested. Police said McCain was known to a man who was staying at his home.
Asked if anyone hid or hid McClain during the 10 days after the stabbing, Stavinski said police did not expect to charge anyone else with the incident.
Online court records did not specify a lawyer for McClain. He is expected to appear in Prince George's County Court on Friday at a bail hearing, according to Prince George's County Prosecutor's Office
In a statement after the incident, Popeys said the company was "very sad to hear about the tragedy in Maryland. "
" We still do not know if this is the result of a dispute over one of our products or something unrelated, but there is no reason for anyone to lose their life Monday night in a parking lot, "reads the statement. "Our thoughts are with the victim's family and friends and we cooperate fully with the local authorities."