ANOTHER Domino’s Pizza Driver Ignores Company Policy. Shoots Armed Robber on the Job.
|Incident at a Glance|
|Gun(s) Used:||Handgun||Location:||Place of Business, Public|
|# of Suspects:||1||Shots Fired:||Unknown|
For the second time in just over a week, a Dominos Pizza delivery driver has chosen to ignore the company’s anti-gun, anti-carry policy and is probably still alive because of that action.
As we reported last week, a Florida driver bucked the company’s policy which prevents drivers from carrying firearms from self defense and was involved in a defensive gun use.
Now we have a New Mexico driver who was involved in a similar situation. According to local media reports:
Police were called to a robbery in progress at the Northwest Albuquerque Domino’s around 9:30 p.m. As officers were on their way, they received calls that shots had been fired, Tixier said.
When officers arrived, they found a man with at least one gunshot wound lying in the parking lot.
That man — later identified as Gerardo Alvarado, 52 — was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, where he then improved to stable condition, Tixier said.
Police say Alvarado went into the Domino’s and held up the business at gun point. Alvarado fled the business, and then saw a pizza delivery driver in a car in the parking lot.
Alvarado, not content with the take from the restaurant, decided to rob the driver. However, he realized he made a mistake when the driver drew his own gun and opened fire. Alvarado was struck and is currently in critical condition at an area hospital.
Police do not expect any charges against the driver. However, the driver could be facing termination due to Domino’s corporate policy on guns.
This incident is the one of the most common types of defensive gun uses. That is, one in which no one was killed. Despite this being one of the most common types of defensive gun uses, these incidents are often not included in statistics about defensive gun uses. Many of these statistics and studies focus solely on justifiable homicides, which represent only a fraction of total defensive gun uses.
This is the 15th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of New Mexico and the 1,418th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.