A Pennsylvania man is facing homicide charges for allegedly fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy outside his job on Friday for introducing drugs to his daughter.
According to New Castle News, Michael J. D’Biagio, 41, admitted to shooting Darren Jevcak five or six times in a parking lot near a pizza shop where the boy worked. New Castle Police Department officers reportedly discovered Jevcak unconscious, unresponsive, and bleeding at the scene. He was ultimately pronounced dead at a hospital.
During questioning, D’Biagio reportedly told officers that he learned his daughter was sneaking out to smoke marijuana and use cocaine with Jevcak. Police said D’Biagio confronted his daughter and contacted Jevcak, asking him where he was as his daughter and wife were at the mall.
D’Biagio allegedly confessed that he obtained a gun from his bedroom after Jevcak said he was at the pizza shop. The father was accused of gunning Jevcak down after seeing him exiting the pizza shop’s back door.
The news outlet reported that a neighbor spotted D’Biagio pointing a gun at Jevcak before shooting him and walking closer to shoot him again as he lay on the ground.
“He [D’Biagio] realized he had shot Jevcak in the arm and Jevcak went down to the ground,” the criminal complaint stated. “D’Biagio said he shot Jevcak (again) so that he could put (him) out of his misery because (he) looked to be in shock.”
The neighbor reportedly claimed they spotted D’Biagio reloading the gun’s magazine and walking up the street. Followed by pizza shop employees, he allegedly put the gun down and put his hands up for several minutes before returning to his car and possibly taking a phone call.
D’Biagio was charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault. It’s not immediately known whether he’s still in custody.
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[Featured image: Michael D’Biagio/New Castle Police Department]