Owners of La Bella Pizza on Olsen released a statement on the January 9th shooting at the store.
We at La Bella Pizza on Olsen are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred last Tuesday, January 9th. Our hearts go out to All the families that are involved during this trying time. Our policy always has and always will be that our employees are welcome to legally and responsibly possess the means to defend themselves and others around them. We have worked diligently to prepare for our inspection so that we can get open again and let our team return to work to support their families. We will be open on the 16th as soon as we pass our inspection and are able to complete our food preparations. To clear up any confusion, La Bella Pizza on Olsen is individually owned and we have no control or affiliation with the other locations other than friendship. We would like to thank our community for the outpouring of support and understanding we have received during this time and look forward to serving you again.
On January 9th, an employee shot and killed a man during a robbery.
During the investigation, detectives found 29-year-old Ruben Ryel Rios was also involved in the robbery.
Rios is in the Potter County Detention Center on a murder charge. Texas law allows people to be charged with murder if they take part in a crime in which another person is killed, even if they did not take part in the killing.