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Pizza delivery driver who shot armed robber will keep her job

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A pizza delivery driver who was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night but was able to fight back, will keep her job, according to a Papa John's spokesperson.

Around 8 p.m. on Jan. 11, a 27-year-old female pizza delivery driver was delivering a pizza to a home in the 1800 block of Camilla Drive in DeKalb County.

According to police, when she arrived, the unnamed driver was met in the driveway by 24-year-old Donquaz Stevenson, who acted like he was picking up the delivery.

Stevenson pulled out a gun, forced the driver out of the car and onto the ground and attempted to rob her, authorities said.

The victim -- who had a handgun of her own -- was able to retrieve the weapon from her pocket and shot Stevenson in the face.

A second person got into the driver's silver Honda and drove away.

Police found Stevenson a few houses away and he was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in serious condition. Stevenson's weapon was recovered at the scene, authorities said.

Papa John's prohibits employees from carrying weapons and the driver was scared that she might lose her job.

According to a Papa John's spokesperson, "The shooting that occurred during a Papa John's delivery in Atlanta recently is a tragic event. The safety of Papa John's employees is a top priority for our company. Company policy prohibits employees from utilizing firearms in the performance of their duties. We plan no changes to our current policy, which is designed to protect customers and employees. Upon investigation and considering the specific facts of the situation, we have reassigned the employee to work in the store and are offering her counseling to help her recuperate from the incident."

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