DA, Original Hot Dog Shop owner discuss safety concerns
The Allegheny County District Attorney's Office met with the lawyer for an Oakland hot dog shop Thursday to discuss safety concerns following a fatal shooting this weekend nearby the restaurant.
District Attorney Office spokesman Mike Manko said the owner of the Original Hot Dog Shop and his lawyer, Lou Caputo, are willing to implement changes to improve security, but he would not identify the changes. Caputo could not be reached for comment.
Pittsburgh police Acting Assistant Chief Thomas Stangrecki said two officers typically worked secondary employment details at the restaurant on Friday and Saturday nights. In September 2012, the owner wanted to hire one officer, but the officer who scheduled details for the business was worried about an officer working there alone, Stangrecki said. The business tried to hire officers through the Special Events Office instead, but the last time a city officer worked there was in December, Stangrecki said.
Police on Monday charged Isiah Smith, 22, of Lincoln-Lemington with fatally shooting Zachary Sheridan, 24, of Brookline following an argument early Saturday morning near the hot dog shop.
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