Papa John’s: Driver who shot robbery suspect will keep job

The DeKalb County Papa John’s delivery driver who shot a man attempting to rob her will be allowed to keep her job, the company said Thursday. But the pizza chain doesn’t plan to change its policy, which prohibits employees from using guns.

The woman told police she was making a delivery Sunday night when she was ordered to the ground by a man with a gun, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. She was also carrying a gun and shot the man, who was found nearby with a gunshot wound to his face, according to police.

Donquaz Devon Stevenson, 24, of a Decatur address, was arrested and charged with armed robbery.

The delivery driver’s mother said her daughter was concerned she would be fired for violating Papa John’s rules. In an emailed statement to the AJC, a Papa John’s spokesperson said the woman would be allowed to keep her job.

“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,” the spokesperson said.

Papa John’s said employee safety is a top priority.