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Papa John’s Pizza Backs Employee in Self-Defense Shooting

Law Shield is glad to hear that a Papa John’s pizza-delivery driver in the Atlanta area, who shot a would-be robber, will not be fired, despite the company policy against employees carrying guns, Fox News is reporting.

The shooting occurred when the driver was making a delivery that police now believe was a set up for a carjacking.

“She arrived at the location, and a male began approaching the vehicle she thought was there to pick up the pizza,” DeKalb County Police Capt. Stephen Fore tells local WSB TV. “When he got to her, he produced a handgun and forced her out of the vehicle and onto the ground.”

The driver, whose name hasn’t been released, was carrying a firearm of her own in her pocket; she was able to reach it while down on the ground “and then shoot the suspect,” Fore says.

Donquaz Stevenson, 24, was later found nearby with a gunshot wound to his face. He was taken to a hospital and charged with armed robbery

A Papa John’s spokesman offered this statement:

“The shooting that occurred during a Papa John’s delivery in Atlanta recently is a tragic event. The safety of Papa John’s employees is a top priority for our company. Company policy prohibits employees from utilizing firearms in the performance of their duties. We plan no changes to our current policy, which is designed to protect customers and employees. Upon investigation and considering the specific facts of the situation, we have reassigned the employee to work in the store and are offering her counseling to help her recuperate from the incident.”

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