Domino’s pizza driver defends himself and shoots robber, gets suspended from work

Should the driver have been suspended for firing back after a would-be robber who shot at him?

A Mesquite, Texas, Domino’s pizza driver was suspended from his job after fatally shooting a teen on Saturday night. The teen reportedly lured the driver to a house in an attempt to rob him.

Dallas News reports that the driver attempted to make a pizza delivery to a home off of Springwood Drive at around 11:20 p.m. When he arrived, two male teens confronted him and demanded his money. One of the teens, holding a handgun, shot at the driver. The driver, who also had a gun, starting firing shots back at the teens as they both tried to flee the scene. The driver shot one of the would-be robbers, who was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The other suspect, a 16-year-old, was uninjured and charged with aggravated robbery.

The Dallas County medical examiner’s office identified that teen who was fatally shot as Wayne Osborne. He was a student at John Horn High School in Mesquite.

The pizza driver didn’t have a license to carry a gun. He may face charges of “unlawfully carrying a weapon.” Due to store policy, he’s been suspended pending an investigation, according to a Domino’s spokesperson.

“The driver involved is cooperating with police and is currently suspended during the investigation, per the policy of the franchise that owns the store.”

According to the Mesquite police, the reported robbers went to a vacant house and took down the “For Lease” sign in the front yard. Authorities said that the teens used the vacant house to lure in the Domino’s driver.

The Galloway Ave. Domino’s owner said that the driver had been working for him for around nine months.

The story is still developing. Check back with Crime Online as additional details become available.

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