WEST MELBOURNE, FL - Investigators say a Domino’s delivery driver shot and killed a man who tried to rob him in a motel parking lot.
Byron Park, 54, was in the parking lot of a Days Inn after delivering a pizza to one of the rooms. While sitting in his vehicle and counting his money, he was approached by 32-year-old Frederick Kelly Jr.
Kelly pulled out a knife and demanded Park give him his money or he would kill him. Park responded to this demand by pulling out a firearm and shooting Kelly once, killing him. No charges are expected to be filed against Park, a former law enforcement officer.
“Preliminary evidence in the case demonstrates that the intended victim of the robbery acted in self-defense while being robbed by a violent criminal who was armed with a knife,” said Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
Investigators say Kelly had a lengthy criminal history that included armed robbery, false imprisonment and aggravated battery.
“The suspect in this investigation was released from prison in 2009, after serving a reduced sentence for similar violent crimes,” said Ivey.
Although he probably did society a huge favor, Park will probably be fired. The company has their employees sign a “no weapons while on duty policy”, and has fired delivery drivers in the past for not adhering to this policy – even if it potentially saved their lives.Tags: Byron Park, Crime, Dominos, Florida, Fredrick Kelly, Robbery, Shooting