Police discovered a properly licensed handgun in the possession of a FedEx driver who was engaged in a shooting.
The 32-year-old driver was delivering a package to a residence on the 600 block of Unruh Avenue when the incident occurred. According to Philadelphia Police Department Capt. Jason Smith, an armed robber approached him and grabbed his wallet and keys before shooting him.
The driver retaliated, badly injuring 27-year-old Jevan Lundy. Lundy was subsequently discovered unconscious on the 1400 block of Creston Street by police. He was confirmed dead immediately after arriving at Einstein Medical Center. The victim’s FedEx ID card was discovered from the scene by officers.
The car was searched when a second man was discovered with Lundy. Police suspect the automobile was used to transfer Lundy away from the crime site. The man was detained for questioning, although it was unclear if he faced any charges. He is speaking to them, of course not implying that he was involved in this heist, Smith explained.
The victim was able to flee the area and was discovered slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle in an Acme parking lot on the 6600 block of Oxford Avenue, with a gunshot wound in his stomach.
Officers recovered his properly licensed 9mm weapon and certificate to carry inside the truck after he informed them he had fired at Lundy.
Based on the first information that has been given, it looks to be self-defense: he was shot first, and he fired back, said Acting Police Commissioner Christine Coulter. A resident in the area where the shooting occurred, Margie Helverson, described the driver as a lovely guy. He’ll ring the doorbell to let one realize there’s a box there, she adds.
A FedEx representative declined to comment on whether the firm had an armed driver policy, instead adding, the safety of their team members and service providers is a major priority, and they are collaborating completely with the investigating authorities at this time.