She Agreed to Work When Other Pizza Deliverers Quit After Shooting. She Got Shot

Laura Corley, Charlotte Observer, December 27, 2016

Brooklyn Rouse had been delivering pizzas for Papa John’s for exactly two weeks when she was shot in the head on the day after Christmas.

Monday evening, 21-year-old Rouse was on her way to Macon’s Bloomfield neighborhood with two pizzas. Just five days before, her 23-year-old co-worker, Duncan Siror, had been shot in the shoulder while delivering a pizza to an address just a mile and a half north of where she was headed.

Brooklyn Rouse

Brooklyn Rouse

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Rouse was at the front door of 2443 Vivian Drive when she was shot in the left cheek, her neck and head about 8:20 p.m. {snip}

Rouse “repeatedly said she was going to die and that she didn’t want to die,” a deputy noted in the report. “(I) told her to keep squeezing my hand as she was in and out of consciousness.”

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Since Siror was shot last week, Hurley said at least nine delivery drivers have quit. For now, the store is not delivering to the Bloomfield neighborhood due to safety concerns, he said.

“Safety is first in this situation,” Hurley said. “If you have to be worried about getting killed over making a dollar, you shouldn’t be doing this. . . . All we carry is $20. That’s it.”

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