Domino’s Pizza Driver Shoots And Kills Teen Robber

"Nobody should ever have to confront a life-and-death situation while trying to earn a paycheck delivering pizza."

By Gina Tron

A North Texas pizza delivery driver shot and killed a teenage robber who opened fire on him as he was trying to deliver a pizza on Saturday night.

According to an NBC affiliate, a Domino's Pizza driver was delivering to a home. Two 16-year-old boys answered the door and tried to rob him. Police said one of the teens fired at the delivery driver. The driver was armed and fired back, killing that teen. The second teen is in custody.

The young man who was killed has been identified as Wayne Delaney. The second suspect was not identified. He was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery. The pizza delivery driver's name has not been released. 

According to police, the home where the shooting took place was vacant. A "For Lease" sign was removed from the front of the house. Authorities believe the teens used the vacant space to lure the driver to the home so they could rob him. Drivers typically carry less than $20 in cash, according to the report.

Domino's Pizza released a statement about the driver on Monday afternoon.

"The driver is cooperating fully with local law enforcement and the franchisee told me this afternoon that he will be offering the driver paid time off to give him a chance to deal with what was certainly a high-stress situation that, tragically, never should have happened. Nobody should ever have to confront a life-and-death situation while trying to earn a paycheck delivering pizza."

This year, there has been a string of pizza delivery robberies in the area. Police are investigating if there is any link between teens and the other robberies.

The delivery driver did not have a license to carry the weapon in Texas, but he did have one in Arizona according to the report. Through a reciprocal agreement, Texas honors Arizona licenses. The delivery driver’s case will be forwarded on to a grand jury.

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