BALTIMORE (WJZ) – A manager at La Scala Ristorante Italiano was killed early Monday morning, the restaurant said in a Facebook post.
Chesley Patterson, known as “Chesco,” is “a warm, kind and familiar face to both the staff and everyone who has dined with us over the past 17 years,” the restaurant said. said.
Colleagues told WJZ that the restaurant’s general manager was shoot dead people near the intersection of East Avenue and South Broadway in Fells Point just after midnight. The shooting happened shortly after Patterson closed the store and was on his way home.
Nino Germano, the owner of the restaurant, said: “He is more than an employee. “He is a family member. He was like the big brother I never had.”
Patterson talked to WJZ in October 2021 following the death of another employee, Marco Osorio, who was driving his motorcycle to work when he was hit by a pickup truck making a right turn onto Brookview Road in Dundalk.
“It was horrible,” Patterson said. “He’s had a huge impact on everyone.”
Osorio worked at the restaurant for 11 years, first as a busker and then as a waiter.
Patterson is a “leader for all and an invaluable part of our family,” according to the post.
“As we try to navigate another gruesome and painful loss, we respectfully ask for privacy and understanding,” the post said.
City Councilman Zeke Cohen, whose county includes Little Italy, said Patterson’s death was an “extremely painful loss.”
The loss is excruciatingly painful. Chesley is one of the nicest people in Baltimore. I have asked the BPD for a full summary to understand what happened and the next steps in their investigation.
Sending love to his family and friends. https://t.co/8qSOAIYiXw
– Zeke Cohen (@Zeke_Cohen) January 24, 2022
“Chesley is one of the nicest people in Baltimore. I have requested a full press conference from the BPD to understand what happened and the next steps in their investigation,” Cohen said.
Homicide detectives have confirmed no arrests have been made in connection with the case as of Monday night.
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