PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One of three people shot and wounded in the mass shooting last March in Wilkinsburg says “justice is done” following the filing of charges Thursday against two suspects.
“They finally caught them,” said John Ellis, a survivor of the shooting.READ MORE: Fire Breaks Out At St. Vladimir Ukrainian Church In Arnold
Ellis, 47, was shot three times in the incident. He’s now paralyzed from the waist down.
He was wounded during a cookout in the backyard of a Franklin Avenue home. A pregnant woman, her unborn baby and four other adults were killed.
On Thursday morning, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala announced that two men already being held in jail, 29-year-old Cheron Shelton and 27-year-old Robert Thomas, are now facing multiple counts of criminal homicide in the ambush.
Ellis, who remains paralyzed from the shooting, told KDKA-TV’s Ralph Iannotti Thursday night, “If my mom has to carry me in my wheelchair, I’m going to be at their trial. I want justice done.”READ MORE: North Hills Special Response Team Hosts Toys For Tots Drive
Ellis undergoes therapy, and is still in a lot of physical and emotional pain.
He does get around a little in a wheelchair.
Ellis says doctors told him he would remain paralyzed for the rest of his life, but he’s determined to get back on his feet.
“I’m going to prove them wrong,” he said.MORE NEWS: Championship Saturday: Pitt Fans Ready For Big Game Against Wake Forest
He hopes to be walking again by winter.