VIDEO: Armed Robber Captured After Shooting UPS Driver

Bodycam video showed that Cleveland police found the wounded UPS driver and arrested the gunman within minutes.

Cleveland, OH – A robbery suspect accused of shooting a UPS driver in the head during a PCP-fueled attack on Oct. 1 has pleaded not guilty to the slew of charges against him (video below).

The incident occurred in the 4800-block of Scoville Avenue at approximately 5 p.m. as the 55-year-old UPS driver was out making deliveries, WOIO reported.

A suspect armed with a shotgun approached him and demanded money, so the unnamed driver handed over $5, according to WOIO.

But the suspect, later identified as 42-year-old Joel Parker, ordered him to give him something more.

According to police, the driver locked himself inside his UPS truck, laid down on the floor, and called 911.

During the call, Parker fired his weapon into the back of the truck, hitting the driver in the right foot, right hand, and head.

“If you don’t give me more money, I’ll shoot again!” the gunman yelled, according to WOIO.

The frantic driver opened up the rear door of the truck and tossed Parker another $82, police said.

The suspect then fled the scene.

Bodycam footage showed the officers as they entered the UPS truck and began tending to the victim, who was bleeding profusely.

One officer cinched a tourniquet on the driver’s arm just before emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene.

The victim was rushed to MetroHealth Hospital in serious condition, according to WOIO.

Cleveland police soon spotted Parker packing a shotgun into the stairwell of a nearby apartment complex, WOIO reported.

Bodycam footage showed the officers as they made their way up the stairwell with their duty weapons raised.

“Let me see your hands!” one officer suddenly commanded.

Officers quickly converged on the armed suspect and took him into custody.

They also located $82 in blood-soaked bills in his pocket, WOIO reported.

Parker later confessed that he was under the influence of PCP when the attacked the UPS driver, police said.

On Wednesday, he pleaded not guilty to charges of having weapons under disability, vandalism, felonious assault, robbery, and aggravated robbery, WOIO reported.

Parker’s bond has been set at $250,000.

His pre-trial hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 21.

Watch officers find the UPS driver and arrest the gunman in the video below:

Comments (31)
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AlwaysTrumper
AlwaysTrumper

Prayers to the driver. May he have a speedy recovery. Kudos to the officers for apprehending the the scumbag so quickly! I hope he gets MAXIMUM punishment.

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

PCP......I'll never understand, why people do this poison.PCP, heroine, blow, oxycontin, none of this crap. Making murders rich and families slaves to this sh#t!

NewHavenWilliam
NewHavenWilliam

Bad as it sounds - and I know it does - too bad for body cams because it would've been just fine in my mind to eliminate the shooter here. I mean why not? All he does is cost taxpayers and make people miserable in one way or another.

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

Another one of LCD’s cousins

Gramercy
Gramercy

God, watch over the life of the injured UPS driver. He is in Your hand. Keep him safe and heal his body.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Hope the the driver recovers

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

One thing I've noticed in my 19 years, is that crime riddled areas will give Bond no matter how Savage or severe the crime may be. And this is because crime is tolerated. Where as areas with low crime like mine where especially violent crimes are not tolerated, there would be no Bond. We just arrested a female for shoplifting and no bonded her due to criminal history and being from out of County.

Gretagarbo
Gretagarbo

PCP is no excuse. Life in prison for this thug.

Caddis
Caddis

Good police work, except the female officer seemed pretty useless.

whatalways3parts
whatalways3parts

Prayers to the Driver. Kudos to All the Officers.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

This sorry piece of shit is nothing but a rabid dog and needs to be euthanized!!! He currently has 10 open misdemeanor cases, has been convicted 19 times and has 34 failure to appear on his record and now he just tried to kill a UPS driver with the excuse "I was high on PCP, so I'm not guilty". Bullshit!! You are a waste of oxygen!!!

TwiztidRich
TwiztidRich

Hate crime? Oh, that's right. A black perp against a white victim is NEVER a hate crime. Only if it's the other way around. 🤔

EMarie
EMarie

Praying for the driver and FAMILY. The shooter can go to hell.