3rd suspect arrested in 2014 Papa John’s murder in Columbia

Courtesy: Columbia Police Department
Courtesy: Columbia Police Department

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WKRN) – A third suspect has been arrested in the October 2014 shooting death of a Papa John’s employee.

DA Brent Cooper confirmed to News 2 that police arrested Majestick Gillespie, 21, after he was indicted by a grand jury on Nov. 28.

He’s accused along with two others—Kavoyeh Pye and Darious Fitzpatrick—in the murder of Gordon Schaffer.

Gordon Schaffer
Gordon Schaffer (Courtesy: The Schaffer family)

Schaffer, 22, was the only one inside the Papa John’s on Shady Brook Street when the robbery happened. Police said he was on the phone with his manager who heard the robbery through the phone, hung up and called police.

The suspects had Schaffer open the cash register and, even though he complied their demands, ultimately shot him. He died later at the hospital.

Fitzpatrick, who was 17 at the time of his arrest, told police he shot the 22-year-old “to kill him.” He is charged with first degree murder, felony murder and especially aggravated robbery.

Pye, also 17, was identified as the second suspect months after the crime occurred. He ultimately turned himself in on charges of felony murder and especially aggravated robbery.

Gillespie faces charges of first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery.