A Domino’s Pizza delivery driver in New Mexico shot a robber in self-defense after the man robbed the pizza store then attempted to rob him in the parking lot.
According to police, a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver in Albuquerque, New Mexico who recently shot an alleged armed robber was acting in self-defense and likely will not face criminal charges.
Witnesses stated that Gerardo Alvarado robbed a Domino’s Pizza store in Northwest Albuquerque at gunpoint then fled into the parking lot, where he encountered a pizza delivery driver and tried to rob him as well.
In response, the pizza delivery driver took out a gun and shot Alvarado. Albuquerque Police arrived on the scene shortly afterwards and found Alvarado in the parking lot. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but he has since improved and is expected to survive.
A police spokesman stated that the pizza delivery driver, whose name is being withheld, acted in self-defense and that no charges are expected to be filed against him.
On the other hand, Alvarado, who has had several run-ins with police in the past, will be charged with armed robbery and attempted armed robbery.