BEAVER FALLS (KDKA) – A man was shot and killed after allegedly attacking a pizza delivery driver in Beaver County.
The car the Domino’s Pizza delivery man was driving was surrounded in evidence markers early Friday morning.
Amanda Blackwell heard commotion outside of an apartment on Second Avenue in Beaver Falls just after midnight.
“I heard the gunshot from my bedroom. I came downstairs and watched him call 911. Went over and asked him if he was okay. He told me he didn’t know and told me to go back in the house until the cops came,” Blackwell said.
Alyse Clark was in the apartment the pizza was delivered to.
“It was my boyfriend’s roommate who ordered the pizza and she just went up there, gave him money, everything seemed fine,” Clark said.
However, when the pizza delivery driver walked back to his car, police said a man tried to rob him and stabbed him.
The Beaver County Coroner has identified the man as 29-year-old Ryan Cornelius Leonard.
“As of now, we confirmed the actual ordering of the pizza was not connected to the actual robbery,” said Beaver Falls Police Chief John DeLuca.
Police believe the pizza delivery driver managed to grab a gun he kept in his car and shot Leonard.
After Leonard was shot, he ran almost a block down the street, collapsed on the steps of someone’s front porch and that’s where police found him dead.
“I heard him call out for help. He said help. Help. Help,” said Tony Pope.
Pope, who lives nearby, saw Leonard pass out on the steps and watched him die.
“It was crazy. I just wish I had no nightmares over it,” said Pope.
“This street has never been like this. I’ve lived here for five years. This is the first time this craziness has happened,” said Tonia Johnson.
The delivery driver was taken to the hospital, but there is no word on his condition.
It is unclear if the pizza delivery driver will face any charges.