A FedEx driver who was shot and robbed while delivering a customer’s package killed the thief by returning fire.
The armed thief, Jevan Lundy, stole the driver’s wallet and keys before shooting him.
But, before he could get away, the driver returned fire and many people have praised him for doing so…
The incident took place back in 2019, when a then thirty-two-year-old FedEx driver was delivering parcels.
The driver was delivering a package to a home one evening when he was approached by an armed robber, NBC Philadelphia reports.
The thief, named Jevan Lundy stole the driver’s wallet and keys before shooting him, the outlet reports that Philadelphia Police Department Captain, Jason Smith said.
The driver then returned fire at Lundy using a legally registered weapon.
Lundy was later found unresponsive, with the driver’s FedEx ID card, by police and taken to Einstein Medical Center.
Upon arrival at the medical center, Lundy was declared as dead.
A second man was found with Lundy at the scene with police taking him in for questioning.
The second man’s car, which was suspected to have been used to drive Lundy away from the scene of the shooting, was searched and bullet casings were found.
The driver was later found slumped over his truck’s steering wheel in a parking lot after having driven away from the scene.
He had sustained a gunshot injury to his stomach.
The outlet reports that Acting Police Commissioner Christine Coulter said the “preliminary story that was relayed” suggested that it was “self-defense: he was shot first, he fired back.”
Margie Helverson, who lives nearby to the shooting, told the outlet that the driver was a “nice guy” so she was “praying he’s OK.”
And while questions were raised about whether a FedEx driver should carry a weapon, a spokesperson for the company would not discuss the policy in regards to drivers being armed.
“The safety of our team members and service providers is a top priority and we are cooperating fully with the investigating authorities at this time,” they told the outlet.
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