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Detectives in Columbia arrested a 17-year-old on Wednesday in connection to the murder of a Papa John's employee.

Police identified Darious Fitzpatrick as the person who allegedly shot and killed 22-year-old Gordon Schaffer late Monday night. He faces a number of charges, including first-degree murder and felony murder.

Fitzpatrick is also charged in two separate robberies at Dollar General stores in Columbia on Monday, Oct. 13, and Friday, Oct. 17.

Fitzpatrick was arrested in May of 2013 by Columbia police for the aggravated robbery of a Cash Express store. According to Maury County Juvenile Court records, Fitzpatrick was found guilty of that charge.

Schaffer's family told Channel 4 the surveillance video of the robbery and murder breaks their hearts.

"Just seeing him and knowing it was his last minutes, and having the delivery guy on the phone with him, I can only imagine how long he sat there for," said Julia Schaffer, Gordon Schaffer's sister.

The video Gordon Schaffer complying with the robbers, but they shot him anyway.

"Why even need the money from a Papa John's? Why take somebody's life if you got what you wanted?" Julia Schaffer asked.

Julia Schaffer said her brother had just started working at the Columbia store as a chance to move up. He previously worked at the Franklin and Green Hills locations.

"We were so proud of him," she said. "He didn't have plans for college and that scared us, making minimum wage jobs, but he really cared about working at Papa Johns."

According to his family, Gordon Schaffer sometimes dropped hints about feeling uncomfortable.

"Nothing else besides not liking it, not feeling like it was a good place," Julia Schaffer said. "They had him work really late sometimes."

Gordon Schaffer had been planning to move to Washington state. Using a GoFundMe page, his family hopes to raise enough money so they can travel to the Pacific Northwest to spread his ashes.

"He always tried to make situations better than they felt," Julia Schaffer said. "He was the real positive guy in the family."

Papa John's issued the following statement Wednesday:

"We are deeply saddened by this senseless tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with the Schaffer family. The safety of our employees is our top priority. We are providing counseling for our team members, and we are fully cooperating with local law enforcement during this investigation."

Police are still searching for one more suspect in this crime. One witness spotted a red SUV near the Papa John's on Monday night around the time of the shooting.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Columbia police at (931) 380-2721.

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