Updated at 2:31 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A cashier has passed away at the hospital after being shot in what police say was a robbery at a pizzeria on Syracuse’s South Side.
According to Syracuse Police, the gunman entered Sabatino’s Pizza on Ballantyne Road around 1:05 a.m. Tuesday and demanded money from the cashier, who police identified as 38-year-old Shqair Shqair.
When Shqair refused to turn over the money, he was shot.
Police say the suspect then ran away.
They say the suspect was wearing a mask during the incident, along with a hooded sweatshirt and jeans. Police said the suspect appears to have a "Notre Dame" logo on his sweatshirt on video obtained from the scene.
The victim was taken to Upstate University Hospital where he was rushed into emergency surgery.
According to police, they know that people were in the pizzeria right before the shooter. They are hoping someone who was in the area can provide them with additional information.
Anyone who has any information on the incident should call police at (315) 442-5222.
All information will be kept confidential.