Man hospitalized after being shot by pizza delivery driver

(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A pizza delivery driver fired shots in self-defense at another driver, according to Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

An SCSO spokesperson said a Papa John's delivery driver will not face criminal charges for shooting into another car on the road.

The delivery driver told deputies someone in another car pointed a gun at him while they were driving on Winchester Road.

The delivery driver took out his own gun and shot at the four people in the other car.

One of the passengers, 18-year-old Tjohntay Woods, was arrested after the shooting. The three other suspects are minors.

The driver of the car was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. He remains in the hospital at this time--therefore there is no mugshot available for him.

Corporate officials for Papa John's issued the following statement:

"We are aware of this incident and the local franchisee is working in full cooperation with the authorities. We understand the franchisee is also reviewing the facts internally and will address any employee infractions as appropriate."

Shelby County Sheriff's Office said investigators did find a gun in the suspects' car.

Woods is charged with aggravated assault and aggravated robbery.

The delivery driver returned to his store after firing shots.

Jamie Davis heard three shots, and her husband Will looked out of the window of the couple's townhouse.

"When I looked outside to see if I could find any commotion, I just saw a car head off in one direction and another car head off in another direction," Will said.

"It's horrifying cause my baby was in bed and everything," Jamie said.

Woods' mother said she is shocked her son was involved in the incident.

"I haven't spoken to him yet," she said. "So I don't really know much, just waiting on him to give me a call."

It is something witnesses will not soon forget.

"I'm still been kind of freaking out,"  Jamie said.

[Editor's note: An early version of this story implied that Woods was the suspect who was shot. The story now reflects that he was not the injured person.]

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