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Original Hot Dog Shop Agrees To Changes After Fatal Shooting

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Original Hot Dog Shop in Oakland has agreed to make changes following a fatal shooting outside the landmark restaurant early Saturday morning.

A lawyer for The O, as it’s known, met with the Allegheny County District Attorney following an unfortunate argument that led to gunfire and then a death.

Zachary Sheridan, a 24-year-old former football player at Slippery Rock University, was shot to death after leaving the hot dog shop around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Isiah Smith eventually turned himself in and has been charged with homicide in the shooting. The shooting was captured on surveillance tape.

The DA’s Office told KDKA, “The owner has been very cooperative. We are confident the restaurant is being operated in a responsible fashion.”

However, the Original Hot Dog Shop “is willing to propose a number of modifications to (their) business practices to create a more secure environment.”

The DA wouldn’t give any specifics on what those changes might be, but the shop is open seven days a week until 3:30 a.m. and they serve beer.

The shooting came less than a year since The O removed the off-duty police officer who used to patrol the restaurant at night.

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