Irate father – ‘I shot Jevcak [again] so that he could put [him] out of his misery because [he] looked to be in shock’
Michael D’Biagio reportedly shot his daughter’s teenage boyfriend dead because he ‘suspected he had been supplying her with drugs’
D’Biagio, 41, allegedly confessed to shooting 17-year-old Darren Jevcak ‘five or six times’ in the arm and head in New Castle, Pennsylvania, on July 19
Police say D’Biagio believed Jevcak got his daughter hooked on cocaine and marijuana
D’Biagio of Beaver Falls, PA, has been charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault
Michael D’Biagio, 41, was charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault after his deadly confrontation with Darren Jevcak outside the New Castle pizza shop where the teen worked on Friday.
D’Biagio allegedly told investigators that he shot Jevcak multiple times in the arm and head because the boy ‘got his daughter on drugs or coke’.
The father suspected that his daughter had been sneaking out of the the family’s home in Beaver Falls to buy and smoke marijuana and to do cocaine with Jevcak, according to a criminal complaint.
After confronting his daughter, who was not named, D’Biagio contacted Jevcak and inquired where he was. He then drove home and retrieved a gun from his bedroom before going to the Scustie’s Pizza Shop.
‘[The suspect] said he shot Jevcak [again] so that he could put [him] out of his misery because [he] looked to be in shock,’ the criminal complaint said.
A neighbor who witnessed the shooting called 911 as pizza shop owner Joseph Camerot and another employee ran outside and talked to D’Biagio.
New Castle Police Department officers arrived on the scene and found Jevcak bleeding on the ground, unconscious and not moving.
He was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead, while D’Biagio was taken into police custody without incident.
On Friday night Scustie’s received backlash after Camerot posted on the company Facebook page that the store was closed for a power outage rather than disclosing the murder.
Camerot apologized on Saturday and addressed Jevcak’s death.
‘The Camerot family wishes to express its deepest condolences to Darren’s family,’ a post on Scustie’s Facebook page said.
‘Despite my errors in judgment in communication last night, I take full responsibility for them, it was me that made the decisions and not any of my family members.
‘Unfortunately the fact remains that we lost our Darren, and we are stunned and horrified by this event. Rest In Peace Darren.’
Jevcak was a rising senior at Lincoln High School. He is described in his obituary as a ‘caring and helpful person’ who ‘enjoyed weight lifting and spending precious time with his family and many friends’.
His funeral will take place on Thursday.