ATLANTA, Ga. (WKRN) – A Papa John’s delivery driver gets to keep her job after shooting a robbery suspect in the face despite the company’s policy prohibiting firearms on the job.
According to ABC affiliate KVUE, the shooting happened as the unidentified driver was approached by a gunman last week in Atlanta.
The suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Donquaz Stevenson, forced her on the ground at gunpoint at which point she pulled her own gun and shot him in the face.
The news station reports the second suspect drove away in the employee’s car but was apprehended a short time later.
Papa John’s issued a statement following the shooting that read, “”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.”
It continued, “Company police 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.”
“The safety of Papa John’s employees is a top priority for our company,” the statement added.