Delivery Man Wounded, Dearborn Pizza Joint Nixes Detroit Deliveries
August 16th, 2012, 7:26 AM
The owners of a Jet's Pizza franchise in east Dearborn say their drivers will no longer deliver pizza in Detroit after dark, according to Fox 2's Andrea Isom.
They made that decision after a 19-year-old driver was shot in the chest after dropping off a pizza near the outlet on the city's west side.
Timothy McKenna returned to his car after delivering a pizza in the area of Penrod and Paul around midnight earlier this month.
A man ran up, demanded money and shot when McKenna attempted to sped away.
Fellow delivery driver Ali Mozham told Isom McKenna was able to cross the border back into Dearborn where he called police from a Walmart parking lot. He was treated for a punctured lung and will attend college this fall.
Workers at the Jet's say drivers normally deliver pizza in Detroit in pairs. But on the night of the shooting, McKenna's partner, who carries a weapon on deliveries, left early.