Pizza delivery driver shoots, kills teenage would-be robber

Pizza delivery driver shoots, kills teenage would-be robber
Wayne Delaney Osborne (Image: Family photo)

A North Texas pizza delivery driver shot and killed a teenage would-be robber who opened fire on him as he attempted a delivery Saturday night. A second teen is in custody following the attempted aggravated robbery.

Mesquite police said a Domino’s Pizza driver was delivering to a home in the 1400 block of Springwood Drive at about 11:20 p.m. when two men answered the door and tried to rob him.

Police said one of the teens was armed and fired at the delivery driver. The driver was also armed and fired back, killing the teen.

Responding officers found the wounded teen, identified by the medical examiner’s office as 16-year-old Wayne Delaney Osborne, of Mesquite, nearby. He was later pronounced dead.

The second suspect, also 16, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery. Attorney information was not immediately clear.

According to police, the home was vacant and a “For Lease” sign was removed from the front of the house. Police believe the teens used the empty residence to lure the driver to the home with plans to rob him.

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