Taco Bell manager shoots, kills employee in nearby business after dispute in Scott Township

SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man is in custody after a fatal shooting inside a financial planning firm following a dispute that began at a Taco Bell in Scott Township.


The dispute began at the Taco Bell along Cochran Road, where an employee and his supervisor got into a dispute over a prior corrective action taken against the employee.

According to the criminal complaint, the supervisor followed the employee into Northwestern Mutual on Cochran Road and shot him in the lobby of the building.

The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim as 32-year-old Dorian Carver.

Detectives determined that 23-year-old Zairyre Simmons, of Pittsburgh, was responsible for the homicide.

A warrant was obtained for Simmons’ arrest. He was charged with criminal homicide and firearms violations.

The criminal complaint states the firearm used in the shooting was stolen on Oct. 6.

Simmons turned himself in to Allegheny County police at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. He is now in Allegheny County Jail awaiting arraignment.

A Taco Bell representative sent the following statement to Channel 11:

“We are shocked and saddened to hear that this happened. We understand that the franchise owner and operator of this location is working with the local authorities in their investigation. Our thoughts are with the affected family of the team member in this difficult time.”

Carver’s family started a Gofundme to help raise money for his funeral.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 1-833-ALL-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.