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Raleigh pizzeria owner dies in shooting

Posted May 19, 2011
Updated May 20, 2011

— The owner of NY Style Pizza died in a shooting inside the restaurant at 7440 Louisburg Road Thursday night, according to Raleigh police.

The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. Emergency crews took Jay Waheed Ammeri, 36, to WakeMed Hospital, where he died.

Authorities detained a suspect, whose name was not released, and said the person knew Ammeri. No charges have been filed, and it was unclear what prompted the shooting.

Homicide investigators were still inside the restaurant early Friday. They also spent 10 to 20 minutes gathering clues inside Nail USA, which is a few doors down from NY Style Pizza.

Anyone with information is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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  • OGE May 20, 2011

    this was the first comment on this story. need i say more? lol

    SMH so you are the one who assumes only black people live in East Raleigh then. LOL

  • stoop24 May 20, 2011

    Wakemom, have you looked at the crime maps for Raleigh?

  • OGE May 20, 2011

    OGE, your comment is a typical pop off reaction. You don't know all the facts regarding this incident. Why don't you apply your logic to the automobile, people kill people with cars, so why not lets just outlaw ownership of automobiles?

    This statement would make sense if cars were made to kill. The last time I checked a guns are made to kill.

  • wakemom May 20, 2011

    Why is it that everytime someone reads about an incident they turn it into a race issue, when there is never any mention of race. It doesn't matter what someone's orgins are when it comes down to it, person has lost thier life, leaving people to grieve and someone has done something that they will have to live with for the rest of thier life, causing thier love ones to grieve.

    which is my point. but when you come to read a story and the first thing someones says is must be overspill from the east side and gangster comments WHO do you think they are talking about?? that wasnt necessary to me. everyone that comes on GOLO know how people up here feel about anyone that lives in east or southeast raleigh. so why even bother brining those areas up everytime? this happened off louisburg road!!

  • wakemom May 20, 2011

    i wasnt laughing at the murder dingy! smh!
    and i am seriously not blind.

  • bobbyj May 20, 2011

    very sad, RIP. I hope justice comes to this.

    this guy may be in jail for 2 days then the world is going to end.

  • stoop24 May 20, 2011

    Wakemom.... Yeah you might need to say more or no more if you're laughing out loud about a murder.

  • btneast May 20, 2011

    didnt take a genius to know what you meant. i just said it for you.

    It must be tough walking around all day with that chip on your shoulder....

  • Brad Newman May 20, 2011

    hey wakemom and kpwood. if the shoe fits!!! what are you gonna say when they release the assailants name and photo? you know how this is gonna end up. take your blinders off.

  • TheBigLC May 20, 2011

    Wakemom, you were the first to bring up race. You may want to look within at your own prejudices before you start accusing others. Can you do that?