A Maryland man is accused of slaying a coworker at a pizza restaurant after the two got into a dispute, authorities said.
At around 5:45 p.m. on July 14, Aaren Butler, 29, allegedly pulled a gun on 43-year-old Fred Graham and shot him outside a Dominos pizza shop at the Penn Mar Shopping Center in Forestville, Washington D.C.’s Fox 5 reported.
Butler fled the scene, and Graham was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Robert Ponder told WRC-TV his older sibling was a supervisor at the Dominos restaurant where the incident occurred and the father of two teenagers.
“That was the hardest thing, even when I got the call, was, how was I going to explain it to them,” Ponder noted.
“My brother’s life is gone,” he said. “And the person who took his life, essentially, you’re losing your life to the system, now.”