(WBIR-Bean Station, Tn) A pharmacy re-opened Monday morning after a deadly shooting in May took the life of the pharmacist and a customer.
Back in May, police say former Bean Station police officer Jason Holt forced pharmacist Steve Lovell and his customer, Richard Sommerville, on the ground and killed them after robbing the pharmacy of narcotics. Two female employees were shot, but survived their injuries.
The store has a new pharmacist and mostly the same staff, including one of the workers who was injured in the shooting.
"They always made me feel like a person, not just number so and so come pick your medicine up," said Gloria Jackson.
The pharmacy will be managed by Suzanne Lovell, the wife of Steve Lovell.
Don Zazzi will take over as pharmacist. He said he wanted to be part of the Down Home Pharmacy team.
"That's what prompted me. When I met Suzanne, she blew me away. She is such a positive person. I couldn't believe it, and somebody I wanted to work for," said Zazzi.
The new pharmacist wants to keep things positive during the opening. He says the staff is ready to work and get things back to normal.
Zazzi says he plans to carry on the legacy Steve Lovell left behind.
The shooting suspect, Jason Holt, now faces several charges, including two counts of pre-meditated first-degree murder. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the case. It's set to go before a grand jury in September.