Pizza Delivery Driver Faces Possible Indictment After Shooting Armed Robbers

A Papa John's driver shot two armed teens who attempted to rob him while he was making a delivery.

Dallas, TX – A pizza delivery driver is facing a potential grand jury indictment after he shot two armed teens who were attempting to rob him.

The Papa John’s driver was making a delivery at an apartment in the 8100-block of Southwestern Boulevard when he was approached by two armed suspects at approximately 10 p.m. on Dec. 10, KTVT reported.

When the 15-year-old suspects attempted to rob him at gunpoint, the driver drew his own concealed weapon and fired at them to defend himself.

Both suspects were hit by gunfire during the altercation, KDFW reported.

One died from his wounds, and the second suspect was transported to a local hospital with non-live threatening wounds.

The surviving suspect has been charged with aggravated robbery, KDFW reported.

According to Brooke Salata, who lives in the apartment complex, detectives told her that the pizza the driver was delivering was supposed to go to her apartment.

Salata denied having placed the order, and said she wasn’t even home at the time of the altercation, KDFW reported.

She said she was glad that the driver was able to protect himself.

“I think he should be able to carry a gun,” she told KDFW. “The guy probably would’ve died if he didn’t.”

Police declined to speculate on whether or not the armed teens had possibly placed a fake order to lure the driver to the area so they could rob him.

The driver said that the attackers pointed guns at his head just before he shot at them, his friend, Abigail Tooley, told KTVT.

“He told me…’I have my concealed gun license and I didn’t know what else to do besides self-defense,” Tooley explained.

The delivery driver, who police confirmed is licensed to carry the firearm he used to defend himself, was released after being questioned by law enforcement.

He was not injured during the armed robbery.

Prosecutors will now present a case against him before a grand jury, which is standard protocol for such incidents in Dallas, KDFW reported.

Papa John’s would not comment regarding whether or not their employees are allowed to carry firearms while working.

They also refused to provide details regarding the driver’s account of what occurred, but said that the company is cooperating with the ongoing investigation into the robbery and shooting, KDFW reported.

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Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Any law-abiding and hard-working citizen of Dallas would probably want to carry. Smart man for doing so.

Any reasonable person who has a gun pointed at them would also be justified in retaliating immediately.

Prosecutors will now present a case against him before a grand jury, which is standard protocol for such incidents in Dallas, KDFW reported.

Considering that it is Dallas, that is really concerning. Seems like a waste of taxpayer money, and make-work for prosecutors.

Penal Code Sec. 9.32

(a) A person is justified in using deadly force against another:

(1) if the actor would be justified in using force against the other under Section 9.31; and (2) when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary: (A) to protect the actor against the other's use or attempted use of unlawful deadly force; or (B) to prevent the other's imminent commission of aggravated kidnapping, murder, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, robbery, or aggravated robbery. (b) The actor's belief under Subsection (a)(2) that the deadly force was immediately necessary as described by that subdivision is presumed to be reasonable if the actor: (1) knew or had reason to believe that the person against whom the deadly force was used: (A) unlawfully and with force entered, or was attempting to enter unlawfully and with force, the actor's occupied habitation, vehicle, or place of business or employment; ...

et. cetera.

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

it all comes down to how the DA wants to present the case to the grand jury. the DA could dig up any and all dirt on pizza boy and present him as a criminal or do the right thing and neglect to present certain evidence (like they do when not wanting to charge a cop with a crime) that makes him look bad.

Wish505
Wish505

Good shoot leave the guy alone. A good shoot which will get the message to the wanabe thugs out there.

John Chapman
John Chapman

The delivery guy did a great job defending himself against two armed thugs. Fearful for his own safety he was able to pull his LEGALLY concealed firearm and get hits on TWO armed bad guys. One died. Sucks for him. Wouldn't have happened if he hadn't been trying to STEAL someone else's money and property.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

misleading headline..... just like when an officer shoots someone in the line of duty, a case is almost always presented to the grand jury.... and in most cases, the shooting is considered justified, the media and family will protest, but the facts are what they are.

The man feared for his live, his life was threatened by bad guys with firearms, and he acted appropriately. Case closed.

CRETE GARY
CRETE GARY

Misleading headline.Good clean shoot

Usaf9000
Usaf9000

The whole problem stems from DA’s being too scared to make their own decisions so they pass the buck to grand juries. In reality neither the DA’s nor grand juries are qualified to make decisions in that regard. Gun grabbers especially, they possess severely skewed opinions and should never serve on grand juries due to their false social justice agenda.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

Leave the guy alone. Righteous shooting, call it a day.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#dangerousjobs

Jimreed1
Jimreed1

People need to understand, and this article proves it, more lives are protected and more crimes or prevented by people legally protecting themselves and others with a firearm than lives are taken by criminals using a firearm. Firearms are for protection not criminal acts. They are designed for protection not murder.

jaxholley
jaxholley

I just hope pizza boy somewhere along said the magic words. I was in fear for my life. He probably was but you got to say them when being questioned.

robertg222
robertg222

How did pro crime liberal scumbags end up in Texas

RPG156
RPG156

And just last night in Dallas.... a pizza delivery driver was robbed and shot, his car stolen. That is why pizza delivery drivers should carry guns.

Shirleybaird571
Shirleybaird571

They should of been shot. If they was more of this, crap, like this might slow down. I am tired of conceal carry people, being in trouble, for them stopping thiefs.

CaptCap
CaptCap

Let’s hope this DA hasn’t been hijacked by the Soros-funded social justice progressives. If this were in Chicago, Kim Foxx would fry him and same rings true for Mosby in Baltimore. Being an armed robber has big risks and being shot by the victim is at the top of that risk factor list. Glad the victim is alive. Praying for sanity to prevail on this...

waleedbarakat
waleedbarakat

Why the driver prosecuted? Or even questioned? He just did the right thing. Anyone in his shoes would have to shoot them dead, they didn't appreciate peaceful life and they used to live in the darkness, so they should go to hell.

Keeblertime
Keeblertime

But if it was a cop that shot them there'd hardly be an investigation. Gotta love that double standard.