Domino’s offers $10,000 reward after delivery driver was shot in Akron
AKRON, Ohio – Domino’s is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the person who shot a delivery driver last week in Akron.
Franchise owner Kelly Dyck said he wanted to encourage the community after the terrifying ordeal that left a 19-year-old driver seriously injured, who had been with Domino’s for several months.
“Hopefully it encourages someone who may not want to move on and helps bring those who did this to justice,” Dyck said.
This reward sits on top of a reward of up to $5,000 from Summit County crime journalists for information leading to an arrest and an indictment.
The driver, who did not wish to be identified, told News 5 he was recovering at home after suffering four gunshot wounds to his back and right arm.
“I got hit right in the elbow so I can’t use my wrist right now,” he said. “It caused a mental problem for me trying to deal with the fact that I couldn’t use my right arm.”
He was trying to deliver after 10pm on Grace Avenue in West Akron on July 15.
Suddenly, several teenagers or young men came out from an abandoned house. Others came from the back of the house and the group requested the pizza worker’s car, according to the victim.
Instead, the driver giggled at the pizza at someone holding a shotgun and tried to run away.
“They didn’t ask for money or anything like that. They just wanted my car and when I couldn’t give it to them, his friend said, ‘Blow him up,'” the victim said. . “I started like a quick run down the driveway and that’s when he opened fire and shot me in the back.”
The victim, who was being treated at Summa Akron City Hospital, could not get a good description of the suspects. No one was arrested.
With the suspects still on the run, there is growing concern for other delivery drivers from both the police and pizzerias.
“This is the next level. It’s not necessary to shoot someone over $20 and a pizza,” says Dyck.
Tippers can remain anonymous by calling Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS.