An armed robbery suspect is in critical condition after being shot with his own gun by the pizza delivery driver he tried robbing in East Germantown Monday night.
Police Chief Inspector Scott Small gave this account:
Around 8:15 p.m., a 33-year-old pizza delivery driver was taking an order to Price Street near McMahon and realized the house he was supposed to make the delivery to was abandoned.
“Then, a male approached him, pointed a gun at him, and demanded his money and his wallet,” Small said.
The driver handed the man his wallet, which contained $100, and began fighting with the suspect.
During the struggle, the delivery driver was able to wrestle the gun out of the suspect’s grasp. The driver shot the man once in his neck and once in his buttocks. Police found two boxes of pizza, a bag of food and the suspect’s blood on the scene.
After he was shot, the suspect ran to a driveway on Price Street near Chew Avenue. From there, police took him to the Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition as of 10 p.m.
The delivery driver drove back to the restaurant he works for, threw the suspect’s revolver into a recycling bin in front of the restaurant and called police.
The delivery driver was not injured and the suspect, who police only identified Monday night as a 26-year-old man, is in the intensive care unit.
“They‘ll do a bedside arraignment over the phone,” Small said, adding that the man will likely be taken to the medical unit of a local detention center after he is discharged from the hospital.