FERGUSON, Mo. — Dawne Marshall and her husband started working at Faraci Pizza when they were teenagers, eventually taking over the business as their own.
"We grew up here,” said Marshall. Now, the popular Ferguson pizzeria is celebrating 50 years. Over the years, the family business has been able to hone and crack down on a solid security system.
"Because you never want it to be you,” Marshall said. “And it’s upsetting when you hear about a business, that it’s so close that it’s happened to."
Marshall is referring to a shooting at the Imo’s, off Airport Road, where there was a shooting last Sunday night around 10:45 p.m.
Surveillance video shows at least two people running into the restaurant. They pointed guns at the employees and the manager tried to fight off one of the suspects. Police said both of the suspects ended up shooting the manager. Then, the suspects ran out of the back door.
"These suspects had no regard for anyone in that building,” said Ferguson assistant police chief, Frank McCall.
He said that even though it is hard to see the suspects in the surveillance video, he wants people to look out for their mannerisms, their demeanor, their stature and size. If you know anything about the suspects or this case, you’re asked to call CrimeStoppers or Ferguson police.
“The people that are doing that, they watch your patterns and they pick that up,” said Marshall.
With her security system recording, Marshall also practices what she projects, keeping an eye on what’s happening down the street and varying the hours that her business is open.
“So, it’s good to throw them off there every once in a while,” she said.
The Imo’s manager who was shot is recovering and, according to Ferguson police, is doing very well.