A Pennsylvania father was arrested for fatally shooting a teenager he thought “got his daughter on drugs or coke,” according to police and local media.
41-year-old Michael D’Biagio was taken into custody on Friday in connection with the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Darren Jevcak in a parking lot next to Scustie’s Pizza Shop at 1101 Highland Ave, in New Castle, Pennsylvania, the New Castle Police Department said.
D’Biagio allegedly shot Jevcak five or six times as the teen was leaving the pizza store, and then shot the teen again in the head “to put him out of his misery,” according to a criminal complaint obtained by the New Castle News.
D’Biagio reportedly told police that he had learned that his daughter had been sneaking out of the house to smoke marijuana with Jevcak and that the two had also been using cocaine.
On Friday afternoon, while his daughter and wife were shopping at a local mall, D’Biagio said he contacted Jevcak asking where he was, with the boy replying that he was at the pizza shop. D’Biagio told police he drove home to retrieve his gun and then went to Scustie’s where he caught Jevcak leaving through the backdoor and shot him multiple times, causing Jevcak to fall to the ground. He then, according to the police, walked closer to the boy and shot him again.
When police arrived at the store, D’Biagio surrendered and laid down on the ground. Jevcak was treated at the scene and rushed to a hospital where he died.
D’Biagio is being held on criminal homicide and aggravated assault charges.