According to recent reports, a man is recovering in jail after being shot during a botched robbery Sunday in Georgia. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution indicates a delivery driver working for a local Papa John’s was making a delivery when 24-year-old Decatur resident Donquaz Devon Stevenson ordered her to get on the ground at gunpoint.
“She arrived at the location and a male began approaching the vehicle she thought was there to pick up the pizza,” said DeKalb County Police Capt. Steve Fore. “When he got to her, he produced a handgun and forced her out of the vehicle and onto the ground.”
Instead of giving in to his demands, however, she was able to retrieve her own handgun and shoot Stevenson in the face.
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“She had her own firearm in her pocket,” Fore explained, “and while down on the ground she was able to retrieve that firearm and then shoot the suspect.”
The would-be robber was apprehended a short time later and was jailed on an armed robbery charge. An accomplice was able to get into the employee’s vehicle and drive away, however, and police are still searching for the suspect as of the latest reports available.
Fore explained that the victim felt she “had no other choice” in responding to the threat, adding she “must have been in fear for her life and she reacted.”
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At this point, however, she and her family are hoping Papa John’s will be as understanding. Her mother spoke to a WSB-TV reporter and explained her daughter is not only in shock after the harrowing experience, she is afraid she might be fired for carrying a gun at work.
h/t: Bearing Arms
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