Armed Robber Shoots FedEx Driver, Gets Killed When Driver Pulls His Own Gun

Holly Matkin

A FedEx driver drew his own firearm to defend himself against an armed attacker on Tuesday night.

Philadelphia, PA – A FedEx driver suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach before he pulled out his own gun and killed the armed robber who attacked him, police said.

The incident occurred in the 600-block of Unruh Avenue at approximately 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday night, WPVI reported.

The 32-year-old FedEx driver had just finished making a delivery at a home when he was confronted by the 27-year-old armed suspect, according to WCAU.

The robber stole multiple packages from the FedEx truck before he shot the driver in the abdomen, police said.

That’s when the driver pulled out his own gun and retired fire, hitting his attacker multiple times.

The suspect made off with several packages as he fled the scene, while the wounded FedEx driver jumped back into the delivery truck and drove to a nearby ACME store to get help, WPVI reported.

“He pulled up real fast and got out and said something to the cop,” witness Claudia Griggs told the news outlet. “He said he was shot.”

Police rushed the wounded victim to Einstein Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, WCAU reported.

“We’re hopeful that he will be OK,” Philadelphia Acting Police Commissioner Christine Coulter said.

Meanwhile, officers located an unconscious man in an alley in the 1400-block of Creston Street suffering from gunshot wounds to his back and chest, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

He was carrying packages that had been stolen from the FedEx driver, according to WCAU.

The suspect was transported to Einstein Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators took one man into custody after he was spotted standing near a vehicle that police said may have been used to drive the suspect away from the scene, WCAU reported.

He has been labeled as a person of interest.

The inside of the getaway vehicle was smeared with blood. The car was hauled to a secure facility until a search warrant can be obtained.

Police said that the robber’s gun may also be inside the vehicle.

The FedEx driver’s gun was recovered by police.

“It appears that this FedEx driver was just doing his job, making a delivery to a private residence, when he was robbed and he was shot,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told WCAU. “The FedEx driver was armed, returned fire, and at this time we believe the suspect was shot and killed by the FedEx driver.”

“I don't know if the FedEx driver has a valid permit to carry, but that's definitely going to be part of the investigation," Inspector Small said.

He also noted that the driver “is completely cooperating with police,” WPVI reported.

FedEx declined to answer questions about whether or not employees are permitted to carry firearms on the job, WCAU reported.

“We are not at liberty to disclose details of our internal policies," a company spokesperson told the news outlet. "All further questions should be directed to law enforcement."

"The safety of our team members and service providers is a top priority and we are cooperating fully with the investigating authorities at this time," the spokesperson added.

Comments (30)
Sgt167
Sgt167

Great outcome!

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Janko
Janko

Right now every FedEx driver in the country is a little safer because the critters know the drivers may be packing. If a statement is released that they are not allowed to carry on duty, that safety goes away.

JBoH
JBoH

And a Merry Christmas to all!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

So the FedEx driver will be fired by FedEx for carrying his weapon on him, the victims family will demand justice and protest in the streets, because the armed robber was murdered, and the mainstream media will ignore the story based on the ethnicity of the deceased.

Haven't we seen this story before?

Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

FedEx had better back the right of their driver to defend himself; it will be a marketing nightmare if they punish this worker.

Mike bass
Mike bass

And a merry Christmas to all and to the thug not a good night... GOOD BYE LOSER... remember, when it absolutely, positively has to be the end of your life

Janken
Janken

Anymore there are so many maggots out there being bad. We need to squish them. Thank you Fed Ex driver may you get a raise and get well

RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

Seems like a war against Fed Ex drivers now days

NowRetired
NowRetired

"That’s when the driver pulled out his own gun and retired fire, hitting his attacker multiple times."

Please fix this line. Nice work Fed Ex driver.

J10107
J10107

The FedEx driver used a legally registered firearm to defend himself from a would-be killer/robber during a gun battle in Northeast Philadelphia, police said Wednesday.

The 32-year-old driver, who police still consider a victim, was delivering a package to a home on the 600 block of Unruh Avenue Tuesday night when was approached by an armed robber who stole his wallet, keys and then shot him, Philadelphia Police Department Capt. Jason Smith said.

The driver returned fire, shooting 27-year-old Jevan Lundy multiple times, Smith said.

Police found Lundy and another man with a car that had it's interior covered in blood at the 1400 block of Creston Street. The car was believed to drive Lundy away from the scene of the shooting, Smith said.

Officers also observed bullet casings on the floor of the vehicle and recovered the victim’s FedEx ID card. The other man was taken in for questioning, but it was unclear if he would face charges.

The victim, meanwhile, was able to drive away from the scene and was later found slumped over his truck’s steering wheel at an Acme parking lot on the 6600 block of Oxford Avenue, suffering from a gunshot to the stomach.

He told police he had opened fire, and officers found his legally registered 9mm handgun inside his truck, Smith said. The victim also had a permit to carry.

"Based on the preliminary findings, it appears to be self-defense: the FedEx driver was shot first, then he fired back defending himself," Acting Police Commissioner Christine Coulter said.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Great job by the Fed Ex driver. I am hoping he gets better soon. Fed Ex better stand behind this man!! 🙏🏼💕

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good job Fed Ex driver

Gramercy
Gramercy

Well, if he DIDN'T have a license to carry concealed, I certainly hope ALL FED X and UPS drivers are REQUIRED to have them the future!!! Standard uniform!

Stanracer
Stanracer

The usual suspect? The usual ghetto lottery.

GForce48
GForce48

Put every "shittem" that FedEx drivers are not an easy target!

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

Great job on the part of the Fed Ex driver. Prayers for a speedy recovery. This is exactly what the liberal demon-crats maggots don't want! They want you to to be easy pray for the predators. Guns save more lives than the bought and paid for liberal media reports.

JohDia22
JohDia22

Merry Christmas you filthy animals!

Dra71
Dra71

Now Fed Ex will sack the driver for having a firearm. Typical.

Ccop
Ccop

To bad the victim will get some type of charges as Philadelphia is a class 1 city and regardless of have a Pennsylvania License to carry you can’t carry in a class 1 city, total political bullshit... but as I always say jury of 12 better then pall bearers of 6, I’ll carry anywhere I can to protect my safety

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

Personally I didn’t like that attitude of the cop who said they would be looking into whether or not the victim had a right to defend himself (my words not his) with his handgun. That sums up what he was saying when asked whether or not the the FedEx driver had a permit to carry in the sacred city of Philadelphia. So they will charge him, the company will fire him and the family will sue him and dirtbags win again.

Patriot1midwestern
Patriot1midwestern

The anti gun leftist's will weigh in on this..... He will be fired from the best for sad


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