A female delivery driver at a Papa John’s location in DeKalb County, Georgia, shot a robbery suspect in the face this past Sunday night, local media reports.
“She arrived at the location and a male began approaching the vehicle she thought was there to pick up the pizza,” Capt. Stephen Fore with the DeKalb County Police Department told WSB-TV.
“When he got to her he produced a handgun and forced her out of the vehicle and on to the ground,” Fore continued.
However, when she was on the ground, the victim drew her own handgun and shot the suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Donquaz Stevenson, in the face.
After shooting Stevenson, a second suspect jumped in the victim’s car and took off. The second suspect is still on the loose.
Meanwhile, Stevenson took off running and was found in a yard not too far away from where the shooting occurred.
As for the victim, she is still recovering from the emotional toll the incident has had on her, plus she now worries that she may lose her job because she brought a firearm to work.
But police say that the gun may have saved the woman’s life.
“She had no other choice. She must have been in fear for her life and she reacted,” Fore said.