Man accused in shooting death of Akron pizza shop worker pleads not guilty

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AKRON, Ohio -- The man indicted in the shooting death of an employee at an Akron pizza shop pleaded not guilty in the case Wednesday.

Zakareia Husein was working at his family's pizza shop , Premium New York Style Pizza,  on Dec. 7, 2015 when a masked gunman demanded money. The 21-year-old handed over cash, but was shot and killed.

A Summit County grand jury indicted Shaquille Anderson, who was identified as a suspect nearly a year ago, on charges of aggravated murder, murder, aggravated robbery and having a weapon under a disability.

Akron police said they received tips while investigating a string of armed robberies that led them to the suspect.

Anderson was incarcerated at the Mansfield Correctional Institution on unrelated charges. In 2016, he pleaded guilty to eight counts of aggravated robbery, and was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

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