Federal prosecutors are taking on shooting cases where a suspect shot a store clerk, owner of a pizzeria Federal prosecutors are working on two shooting cases, where the alleged suspect is accused of shooting a store clerk and the owner of a pizza place.
PITTSBURGH — Federal prosecutors are working on two shooting cases, where the alleged suspect is accused of shooting a store clerk and the owner of a pizza place.
“It’s a bit shocking, actually. I didn’t know that until you told me about it,” Emmanuel Ugobeueze told Channel 11.
Emmanuel is the owner of Edgewood Avenue Express and had no idea federal prosecutors were handling the case of the man accused of shooting him in his store.
Investigators say Eric Jones shot Emmanuel in the stomach last month as he robbed the store.
Surveillance video reportedly shows Jones at the counter with a gun drawn.
“I’m better, I’m fine. I thank God for every day because it’s like having a second life,” Emmanuel said.
Channel 11 has also learned that the US Attorney’s Office is taking on another of Jones’s cases.
According to police, Jones shot the owner of Fox’s Pizza Den in Oakmont six times days before he shot Emmanuel.
Jones was supposed to face a judge in that case today, but instead the case will likely be heard at the federal level.
Emmanuel says that the owner of the pizzeria is always on his mind.
“I pray for him every day,” he said.
He says he’s not only praying for the other victim, but also for the man accused of shooting him, because he may soon face a federal judge.
“Everyone has to pay for the crime. I believe in forgiveness, but it has to face the law.
Jones is also accused of robbing a Sunoco in Penn Hills and a Family Dollar in Homewood.
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