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Pizza delivery man shoots, kills attempted robbery suspect

Deputies said a pizza delivery man fatally shot a suspect just before midnight in a motel parking lot in Brevard County.
Deputies said a pizza delivery man fatally shot a suspect just before midnight in a motel parking lot in Brevard County.
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Updated: 8/25/2013 10:55 am
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (WFTV) -- A pizza delivery man shot and killed an armed suspect who tried to rob him in a hotel parking lot late Friday night, according to Brevard County deputies.

Officials said the robbery attempt and shooting happened in the parking lot of the Days Inn on W. New Haven Avenue in Melbourne shortly before midnight.

The pizza delivery man, 54-year-old Bryon Park, had just made a delivery to one of the rooms at the Days Inn, deputies said.

"He went back to his car and was seated in his car, counting his money and his tip," Maj. Todd Goodyear with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said.

According to deputies, Park was then approached by an armed man who attempted to rob him.

"The black male threatened him with the knife, asked him for his money and threatened to kill him," Goodyear said.

But investigators said Park, who works for Domino's, was armed with a gun in his vehicle.

"He pulled his firearm, shooting the robber one time," Goodyear said.

The attempted robbery suspect, identified as 32-year-old Fredrick Kelly Jr., was pronounced deceased in the parking lot, according to officials.

Deputies said they are continuing their investigation, but the pizza delivery man is not facing any charges.
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Marcel925 - 4/20/2014 11:17 PM
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You people are the exact reason why I don't even read comments anymore. I am black and you know what I say, good on the pizza guy for handling his business and doing what he needed to do to defend himself. Not all blacks are gun touting, baby momma having, drug selling, Jesse Jackson liking idiots. Me personally, I'm a college educated, 20-year military veteran who was fortunate to be raised and around all races and have friends and family of all colors and nationality. That being said, I'm not going to automatically assume that based on your comments your a bunch of uneducated Arian rednecks. What I am going to assume is that few if any of you have any friends outside of your own race, particularly of the black race. My suggestion, judge each person individually and let your statements show that you have enough diversity in your life to where you won't have to post such ridiculous and cowardly statements on the Internet (because Lord knows you'd wouldn't go to 103rd or Moncrief and spout that madness). I spent 20 years defending the people of this great country, yes even you. I did it because I never forgot that at the end of the day, despite all of our differences and intolerance, we are still ONE nation under GOD. Let's not forget that.

joewW07 - 8/26/2013 7:12 AM
1 Vote
Another one bites the dust, another one gone another one gone another one bites the dust....NEXT

OldGuy - 8/25/2013 6:19 PM
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Ah, but race WAS mentioned. "The black male threatened him with the knife, asked him for his money and threatened to kill him," Goodyear said. Now the State Attorney will try to intervene based on the complaints of the Black community, the Pizza guy will be arrested, have his name run through the mud, his family will be harassed and threatened, He will spend whatever money he has on defense attorneys, and will be convicted on some technicality by the State proscecution and will spend 30 to life in prison because, oh my, 2 ZIMMERMAN CASES WOULD CAUSE A TOTAL RACE WAR!!! Cudos to ya Pizza Guy!!! And only one shot too. No wasted ammo on this low life, burr-headed, mombo-lipped thug!

kingfluffy - 8/25/2013 5:32 PM
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i salute the pizza delivery man for doing what he had to do which was in self defense but they are not going to say it was self-defense but that it was a hate crime... but the Zimmerman case was in self-defense. AM I RIGHT PEOPLE!!!!!!!

OLD SCHOOL - 8/25/2013 5:25 PM
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I think that the Pizza Guy should be able to sue the robber's family for not raising him right, along with the stress and all the other things that he will now have to deal with for the rest of his life.

OLD SCHOOL - 8/25/2013 5:22 PM
1 Vote
Let's hear it for the Good Guy........Need to get Jackson and Sharpton on it, Need to know why a Black guy can try to rub someone......

mrzzz1983 - 8/25/2013 5:21 PM
2 Votes
The race is not mentioned, that means the criminal was black, how long until pizza delivery guy is charged with hate crime?

binamarples - 8/25/2013 4:19 PM
2 Votes
Good for him! pizza delivery men have learned the hard way what to do.
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