ShareThis Page
Police: Pizza delivery driver kills would-be robber in Beaver Falls |

Police: Pizza delivery driver kills would-be robber in Beaver Falls

| Friday, August 10, 2018 6:24 a.m.

A pizza delivery man in Beaver Falls shot and killed a man who stabbed him during a robbery attempt early Friday morning, Beaver Falls police said.

The alleged robber died about a block from the confrontation with the pizza delivery driver, which was reported at about 12:20 a.m. Friday in the 1500 block of Second Avenue, Chief John Deluca said.

The driver, whose identity was not revealed, told police he was confronted by the suspect while walking back to his vehicle after delivering a pizza. The driver was assaulted before being able to retrieve the gun from his car and fire one shot at the robber, police said.

The driver was treated for his wounds at an unidentified Pittsburgh hospital, police said.

Beaver County Coroner David J. Gabauer could not be reached for comment Friday morning and police did not reveal the victim’s name.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.