DAILYKENN.com -- A 27-year-old has been indicted for murdering a hard-working white man in Gary, Indiana.
Eric M. Dillon is accused of shooting 60-year-old Roger Unton on Jan. 20, 2016.
Surveillance video shows the suspect did not wait for Unton to open the cash register before shooting him twice in the chest and running away. Police said this may be because the suspect was angry that Unton pressed a panic button that alerted police.
Unton, of Blue Island, Ill., died at the hospital half an hour later.
For the last several weeks, Unton's family had been hoping a reward would bring in clues about who the shooter is. At a prior press conference, his wife Patti Unton talked about how senseless the murder of her husband was.
"They don't carry a lot of cash in the store. He's one of those people who had always dropped the money. The money wasn't there. It was senseless," she said.
Investigators said they are not looking for any other suspects at this time.
"This was a tragic, senseless killing that has shaken this community. I want to assure the community that the alleged perpetrator is in custody. He will remain in custody and we will utilize all our resources in the U.S. Attorney's Office to obtain a conviction," Capp said. "We are not going to tolerate this conduct in our community."
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