Dallas, Texas — A Papa John’s delivery driver defended himself from 2 teenage boys late Tuesday night.
According to police, officers were dispatched to the scene of a shooting in the 8100 block of Southwestern Blvd. near Greenville Ave. at around 10:30 p.m.
When they arrived, they found a 15-year-old, and a 17-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the boys died at the scene while the other was rushed to the hospital for treatment of his gunshot wounds.
Investigators learned that the 2 teens had tried to rob the delivery driver armed with guns, but the driver had his own weapon, and opened fire on the boys, fearing for his safety.
Law enforcement officials say the driver was not injured in the shooting and no charges have been reported against him after investigating the scene and speaking with witnesses. The surviving teen has been arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.
This incident follows on the heels of another similar shooting earlier this week, where a Door Dash driver was shot after an argument with a customer over a food order. That driver was shot a total of 5 times, and the suspect was arrested at the scene.
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This kind of crime is difficult in that you are arriving to a location determined by your attackers to be ideal for ambush. This makes it increasingly hard to spot a bad situation before you already have a gun in you face. This is why training is so important, so that you have the right skills on call when you need them the most.
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