State police seek suspect in shooting at Fayette County market


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Pennsylvania State Police in Uniontown are looking for a man they say shot another man during a robbery Monday night at a Fayette County market.

Robert Gene Miller, 24, of Uniontown, is wanted on charges of robbery, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, terrorist threats and theft.

Mr. Miller is accused of going into Footedale Market in German about 8:50 p.m. Monday, showing a 9-mm pistol and demanding money from two employees. He took cash from the register, then went to the back office and pointed the gun at the store owner, again demanding money, state police said in a press release.

James E. Fisher Jr., 37, of McClellandtown, heard the commotion from inside the owner’s apartment, then went into the adjoining hallway to confront Mr. Miller. Mr. Miller pointed the gun at Mr. Fisher, who turned to leave, state police said. Mr. Miller fired a round into the back of Mr. Fisher’s left leg, state police said, before running away.

Mr. Fisher was treated at a Pittsburgh hospital. State police said three of the victims who’ve known Mr. Miller for years identified him as the suspect.

They ask anyone with information about Mr. Miller to call 724-439-7111.


Molly Born: mborn@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1944 or on Twitter @borntolede.

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