FRIDAY, July 21, 2006, 2:25 p.m.
By Derrick Nunnally and Mary Zahn
No charges for pizza man who shot teen
A 35-year-old pizza delivery man who shot a 14-year-old boy he said was trying to rob him with a BB gun won't face criminal charges.
Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Irene Parthum, who reviewed the July 14 incident, said Andres Vegas, of Cudahy, was acting in self-defense when he shot the boy, who police at the time said suffered non-life-threatening wounds to the shoulder, hand and buttock.
Parthum also said Vegas, who had been delivering a pizza in the 2400 block of N. 34th St. at the time of the shooting, won't be charged for carrying a concealed firearm because he had been robbed during a delivery last year and, under state weapons law, had a reasonable belief he needed to protect himself.
The 14-year-old and a 13-year-old who may have been his accomplice, could be charged next week in children's court, prosecutors there said.