Man serving time for Akron robberies charged in 2015 pizza shop murder

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AKRON, Ohio — Akron police announced charges on Thursday in a 2015 pizza shop shooting that left 21-year-old Zakaeria Husein dead.

Shaquille Anderson (Photo courtesy: Akron police)

Detectives charged Shaquille Anderson, 23, of Akron, with aggravated robbery, aggravated murder and felonious assault.

Husein was working behind the counter at his family’s pizza shop, Premium New York Style Pizza on Glenwood Avenue in Akron, on the evening of Dec. 7, 2015, when it happened. Just before closing time, an armed gunman, wearing all black, stormed in and shot Husein, even after he handed over money from the register.

Akron police said while investigating a string of armed robberies in the area, detectives received tips that lead them to Anderson.

The suspect is currently at the Mansfield Correctional Institution on unrelated charges. Anderson pleaded guilty to eight counts of aggravated robbery on Dec. 7 and was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Zakareia Husein (Courtesy: Husein’s family)

The Akron Police Department stressed this is still an active investigation.

Husein’s older brother, who was in the store at the time, said knowing a suspect is behind bars is a relief.

“Peace of mind that not everybody can relate to… Maybe I don’t have to carry a gun all the time anymore, I don’t know, it’s phenomenal,” Ammar Husein told FOX 8 News.

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