UPPER DARBY, PA (CBS News 3) – The man suspected of shooting a store owner in Upper Darby over the weekend is an illegal immigrant, according to police.
Pablo Quintanilla, 24, of Honduras, is accused of opening fire on the store owner of Aaron Beer Distributor which is located on the 700 block of Garrett Road.
The shooting happened on Saturday around 9:15 p.m. when a confrontation ensued between the store owner, Quintanilla and another man over beer that was allegedly stolen earlier in the day.
“The victims is lucky to be alive,” said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood of the victim who was allegedly shot by Quintanilla.
Chitwood says the store owner was shot in the face and arm but is recovering at the hospital.
A family member tells CBS3 that the 57-year-old store owner is a father and he’s recovering.
Chitwood says Quintanilla in the United States illegally and was arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol back on Feb. 25, 2015.
He was supposed to be deported back to Honduras in March 6, 2015, said Chitwood.
Quintanilla is being charged with criminal attempted murder, aggravated assault -and other related charges.