SAPD: Pizza shop manager shot after delay in opening safe

Manager expected to recover from gunshot to leg


SAN ANTONIO – The manager of a Northwest Side Papa John's pizza shop was shot in the leg after he took too long to open the safe for a pair of robbers, San Antonio police said.

According to an SAPD sergeant, the manager was having trouble opening the safe.

One of two robbers who had stormed into the business shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, fired one shot, hitting the manager in the left leg, police said.

The men, reportedly wearing bandanas over their faces and dark hoodies, also demanded money from people inside the business.

Police searched the area in the 7900 block of Fredericksburg Road, but did not find the robbers.

Officers at the scene said the manager is expected to recover from his wound.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the San Antonio Police Department.

The Papa John's shooting comes on the heels of another especially violent crime involving a pizza deliveryman.

Papa John's driver William O'Neill, 46, was run over by his own car and killed on July 2 while delivering pizza to an apartment complex on DeZavala Road.

Police arrested Robert Carlos Delcid, 35, about one week later on a charge of capital murder.

They said O'Neill was killed as he tried to stop Delcid from stealing his car, which he had left running.

Calls placed to Papa John's corporate office in Kentucky Wednesday morning regarding the two incidents were not returned immediately.

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