A Pittsburgh U-Haul employee is dead after a customer shot him during a dispute last week.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office reports Jacob Jaillet, 21, of Pittsburgh, died at a hospital Sunday around 11:46 a.m.
According to the criminal complaint, Jaillet was showing a truck to a man police identify as the shooting suspect — Braijon Burton, 21, of Pittsburgh at the U-Haul located on the 1000 block of Washington Boulevard.”
Burton stated that at that moment he said to himself, ‘I’m taking this truck’ and Burton said that he shot the guy,” according to the paperwork. Police say Burton shot the victim in the neck and was initially reported to be in critical condition.
Burton then stole a U-Haul vehicle and fled the scene, according to police. Burton was then pursued by police on Route 28 near the 31st Street Bridge where he was then taken into custody.
An employee at the U-Haul center spoke with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reporter Kylie Walker and said the victim is a co-worker and explained what led up to the shooting.”
The dude wanted the truck for too long. We couldn’t give it to him. He was mad about it so he shot my co-worker and ran off with the truck,” the employee said.
Burton is currently being held in the Allegheny County Jail.