Pizza delivery driver who shot man trying to rob her will keep job

A Papa John's delivery driver who shot a man trying to rob her will keep her job, according to a statement from the company Thursday.

The driver worked at the Papa John's location on Columbia Drive in DeKalb County, Georgia.

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"She arrived at the location, and a male began approaching the vehicle she thought was there to pick up the pizza," said Capt. Stephen Fore with the DeKalb County Police Department. "When he got to her, he produced a handgun and forced her out of the vehicle and onto the ground."

Fore said she had her own handgun in her pocket and was able to reach for it and shoot the robber.

Someone found 24-year-old Donquaz Stevenson in a nearby yard Sunday night suffering from a gunshot wound to his face after being shot by the delivery driver.

Detectives tell WSB's Ryan Young a second suspect jumped into the pizza driver's silver 2000 Honda Accord and is still on the run.

Police think the pizza delivery may have been a setup from the start.

The driver's family told Young she was scared she may lose her job because she was carrying a gun at work, even though the gun may have saved her life. 

In a statement from Papa John's Thursday, the company said it is offering the woman support after the shooting incident.

"The shooting that occurred during a Papa John's delivery in Atlanta recently is a tragic event.  The safety of Papa John's employees is a top priority for our company.  Company policy prohibits employees from utilizing firearms in the performance of their duties.  We plan no changes to our current policy, which is designed to protect customers and employees.  Upon investigation and considering the specific facts of the situation, we have reassigned the employee to work in the store and are offering her counseling to help her recuperate from the incident."