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.