Armed pizza deliveryman fights off 3 robbers, wounds one : Home : The Buffalo News
Hopefully given the past history, this guy won't have any trouble with his employer, and hopefully the other two scumbags are caught in short order.A pizza deliveryman fought off three robbers at gunpoint and shot one of them in the back Thursday night, police say.
The deliveryman, who works for Tomatoes Pizza on Kensington Avenue, walked up to the house in the 400 block of Dartmouth Avenue and was confronted by the three would-be robbers, police said. At least one of the bandits had a gun.
The deliveryman, whose name has not been released, works for the same pizza shop where another deliveryman was fatally wounded during a robbery on New Years Eve 16 years ago.
No charges have been filed in the overnight shooting and attempted robbery, as detectives continue to investigate.
Buffalo police say the deliveryman was not injured.
"He has a permit for the gun, and he apparently used it lawfully to defend himself," Buffalo police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said at mid-morning.
Police also have not identified the 15-year-old male who was shot once in the back during Thursday night's robbery attempt.
Following the shooting, which occurred at about 9:45 p.m., the three attempted robbers fled to nearby Shirley Avenue, where at least one of them apparently lives. The wounded teen was taken from there to Erie County Medical Center, where police said he's in stable condition.
The other two who tried to rob the deliveryman remain at large.
In the earlier attack, on New Year's Eve 1992, deliveryman Michael J. Sutfin was shot to death in a robbery at the pizzeria. The two men responsible for the fatal shooting are currently serving life sentences in prison.