• Man recovering after shooting inside family-owned convenience store


    GERMAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A Fayette County man is recovering after being shot during an armed robbery inside a convenience store his family owns Monday night.

    According to police, surveillance video showed an armed man walk into the Footedale Market in German Township just before 9 p.m. and demand cash from the register.

    The suspect, identified by multiple workers at the store as Robert Gene Miller, shot James Fisher in the leg before running away, police said.

    Fisher’s stepson, John Shaffer, told Channel 11 News that his family’s home is connected to the store.

    “I was laying upstairs and I heard a pop. I thought somebody had dropped something because it was a loud bang,” Shaffer said. “Next thing I know, he yelled for me three or four times. I could tell he was hurt.”

    Shaffer said Fisher is at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital and he’s expected to make a full recovery.

    “He’s good. He’s up. He’s talking to us and everything. He’s holding together pretty good. Surprisingly well, actually,” Shaffer said.

    Channel 11’s Dave Bondy reported the same store was robbed about a year ago, and an arrest was made.

    "We've had a couple of prior attempts at (robbery), but no one has really gotten hurt,” Shaffer said.

    Miller was arrested Tuesday night and taken to the Fayette County Prison. He’s being held on $250,000 bond.

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