JSO: Driver shoots attempted robber during pizza delivery

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JSO: Pizza delivery driver shoots attempted armed robber

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Deliveryman shoots reported armed men Saturday night on Jacksonville's Westside.

Police say a Domino’s delivery driver was delivering  pizzas near Timothys Landing off 103rd street when  he was approached by two armed man, demanding money.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the deliveryman grabbed his own gun and shot one of the suspects.

Action News Jax spoke with crime and safety expert Ken Jefferson to see if the shooting is justified.

“This is a clear case of self-defense this person was working and was approached by two armed men,” said Ken Jefferson.

Jefferson says as long as the pizza deliveryman had a permit for that gun he used, he was in his rights to carry that weapon.

“He protected himself with the weapon he had,” said Jefferson.

Jefferson says if the suspect who was shot, happens to die from his injuries, the second suspect could be charged with murder, even if he wasn’t the one who pulled the trigger.

According to police, the suspect who was shot by the deliveryman is in serious condition, there’s no word on if the second suspect was captured, or if he ran off.

Action News Jax did reach out to Domino’s to see what their policy is on delivery drivers carrying guns, we’re waiting for a response.

Jefferson says people have the impression that delivery drivers carry a lot of cash, but he says its actually the opposite, and they only usually care a small amount, since most people now a days use credit cards.