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‘Literally about to get killed right there’: Pizza delivery driver shot at 7 times after parking in the wrong driveway, police say

Police in Tennessee say a man allegedly shot at a pizza delivery driver after he accidentally parked in his driveway while delivering a pizza next door. (WTVF/YouTube)

A man allegedly opened up fire on a pizza delivery driver who had parked in the wrong driveway while dropping off the pizza, according to police in Tennessee.

Ryan S. Babcock is facing an aggravated assault charge. Babcock allegedly fired seven times at the delivery driver from Domino’s, according to an arrest warrant obtained by USA Today.

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    The driver, 18-year-old Caiden Wheeler, told Nashville CBS affiliate WTVF he made the delivery to a house on North Poole Street in Ashland City around 8 p.m. Wheeler told the outlet he accidentally parked in the wrong driveway, delivered the pizza to the correct house and got back into the truck. That’s when Babcock allegedly ran at him and opened up fire. Three of the seven bullets hit Wheeler’s truck, the affidavit reportedly said.

    Wheeler said he believes Babcock should face more serious charges.

    “So I was literally about to get killed right there,” Wheeler told the outlet. “It is attempted murder in my opinion.”

    A Ring camera captured the shooting and police recovered all seven shell casings, according to the report.

    “I understand keeping your firearm, trying to be protective … protect your family, but I don’t think you should automatically shoot at someone because they pulled in. I don’t think that’s right,” Wheeler said.

    Babcock allegedly told cops he saw a truck in his driveway on his Ring camera and thought someone was trying to break into his vehicle. Babcock said he grabbed his 9 mm handgun, ran outside and began shooting in order to disable the truck, the affidavit reportedly said.

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    Wheeler told WTVF the truck wasn’t marked, nor was he wearing a uniform.

    “I do believe there is — if you have reasonable cause — sometimes you got to do what you got to do, but in certain cases like this, I don’t think that was a reasonable cause and therefore I don’t agree with it,” Wheeler said.

    Babcock has since bonded out of jail and has a court date scheduled for June 12.

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