A Domino’s Pizza employee was critically injured after he was shot during a robbery while delivering a pizza in south suburban Dolton, police said.
The shooting took place Saturday during the late evening hours near 141st Place and Indiana Avenue.
Police said the driver was exiting his car with a pizza when he was approached by three young men who announced a robbery. One of the men had a gun, according to authorities.
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“They weren’t happy with the robbery and tried to make him go into a gangway,” said Detective Darryl Hope. “He tried to get away.”
The employee was shot twice in the back and once in the hand and was transported to an area trauma center where he was listed in critical condition, officials said.
“It’s probably one of the most difficult situations I can imagine,” said owner of the Domino’s location in Dolton, Reece Arroyave. “We’re pizza guys… Our drivers are only allowed to take up to $20 on deliveries, that’s why we find it senseless that these things happen.”
Police said the employee is the third to be robbed in the last two months, with two other robberies reported in neighboring suburbs Homewood and Riverdale. Those employees were not injured, but officials said they are trying to determine if they might be connected.
Domino’s Pizza announced Monday it was offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects in the shooting.
“He’s worked with us for years,” said Arroyave. “Great guy, great leader… It’s very heartbreaking that he had to go through this.”
Police and Domino’s Pizza asked community members to report any information surrounding the shooting to the Dolton Police Department at (708)- 201-3200 or to Detective Hope at (708)-925-6701.