ST. LOUIS, MO — An Imo's pizza delivery driver shot and killed a man who tried to rob him in south St. Louis Thursday night.
say they were called to the 4600 block of Spring at around 11:30pm for a
report of a shooting. The victim, a 41-year-old caucasian man, tells
police that he was in the process of delivering food when two men
attempted to rob him.
One of the suspects struck the man in the
head with a firearm. The same suspect started to fire shots at him when
he ran back to his vehicle. The delivery driver returned fire with his
own handgun and was not hit during the gunfight. The second robber left
the scene on foot.
The pizza delivery driver was able to return to
work after the attempted robbery. That is where he called police. He is
suffering from a cut to his head.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the
suspect's body was found near Spring and Taft avenues. The pizza
delivery driver turned his gun over to police so they can further
investigate the incident.
The only description police give of the
robbers is that they are African American males. Police are still
searching for the second suspect.
Police believe the shooting was
justified and the death of the robber does not count toward the city's
total homicides. The city stands at 191 homicides for the year.
Justified cases include self defense and fatal police shootings.