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Domino's Pizza Delivery Man Shoots, Kills Armed Robber

WEST MELBOURNE, Florida — The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of 32-year-old Fredrick Lorenza Kelly Jr., who was shot and killed during an alleged armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver.
The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Days Inn motel at 4500 West New Haven, West Melbourne shortly before midnight on Friday.
54-year-old Bryon Park of Palm Bay had just returned to his vehicle after delivering a Domino’s pizza to a room in the motel complex when he was approached by Kelly brandishing a large knife.  Kelly allegedly demanded money from Park and threatened to kill him if he did not comply.  Brevard County spokesperson Lieutenant Tod Goodyear said in a release that Park then obtained the firearm he carries in his vehicle and defended himself by firing once toward Kelly.  Kelly was struck and pronounced dead at the scene.
Kelly’s body was transported to the Brevard County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Fredrick Kelly Jr. has a lengthy violent criminal history that includes armed robbery, aggravated battery and false imprisonment.
“Preliminary evidence in the case demonstrates that the intended victim of the robbery acted in self defense while being robbed by a violent criminal who was armed with a knife,” Sheriff Wayne Ivey said.  “The suspect in this investigation was released from prison in 2009, after serving a reduced sentence for similar violent crimes.”
Anyone with information about the investigation is urged to call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).
All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.


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  • Now that is a valid reason to carry a gun. Not a mentally ill person wanting to kill children in school with his gun!

  • If Dominos fires this guy, I will make sure to let Dominos know that they've sold their last pizza to me. I guess they would prefer to find that their driver was dead?

  • Targeting his legs!?! ya suppose the knife was intended to be used on the victim's legs?? Shoot him in the leg and end up supporting him for life. Bad guy got what he deserved.

  • IM Glad this Criminal is now off the streets. He deserved what he got. Justice is served.

  • "MY BABY DIDN'T DO IT! MY BABY WAS SHOT!""Ma'am, your some was a violent criminal.""MY BABY DIDN'T DO IT!"Parents need to shut up and watch & participate in their kids' lives more.

  • Good God drop the white power thing, it's embarrassing AND stupid. Remove head from ass.SYG laws protect the innocent from the criminals, black or white.

  • JUSTICE SERVED! This time we the taxpayers dont have to pay for a bull shit publicty trial to stoke up racism.

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