13-year-old arrested for pizza delivery driver’s murder

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Police say a 13-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery in connection with the shooting death of a pizza delivery driver.

Police say James Flannery, a driver for Papa John’s, was attempting to make a delivery at a nearby home on Kenaston Drive when he was shot during an altercation.

Investigators said the home was vacant and that it is likely that he was set up for a robbery. Investigators believe there was more than one robber and say they got away with two pizzas and a small amount of cash.

Flannery drove away and crashed into a pole at South Hamilton Road and Kimberly Parkway. Police found him inside the van with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The first suspect, 18-year-old Sir Jeffrey Scott Carroll, was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated murder. Police say there may be another robber besides Carroll and the 13-year-old.

Flannery’s brother Steven said it was “unreal” that a 13-year-old could be involved in such a case.

“ It blows my mind that someone that young can be involved in something like that,” he said. “I really don’t know what to say. I really just can’t believe it.”

Detectives are asking anyone with any information to contact the Columbus Division of Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730 or Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS.

NBC4i.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s