The suspects, identified as Juwuan Terry, 18; Jason Epeards, 18; and Jasean Dale, 19, are accused of shooting and killing a pizza deliveryman Monday night, court documents said.
Three suspects are accused of shooting and killing an Indianapolis pizza delivery driver for pizza which they then took home to eat, researchers said.
The dead man, who reportedly had not planned to work, but had the help of his colleagues.
The suspects were identified as Juwuan Terry, 18; Jason Epeards, 18; and Jasean Dale, 19. They are suspected of the killing of Papa John ‘ s director and manager LaVon Drake, 24, with two different weapons, the officials said, according to Fox 59, Indianapolis.
“It is terrible. … He was a good young man, a good employee and a great manager. I miss him so much.”
– Cheyenne Pryor, LaVon Drake’s friend and colleague
“It’s devastating,” Drake’s friend and colleague Cheyenne Pryor told the Indianapolis Star. “He was a good young man, a good employee and a great manager. I miss him so much.”
One of the neighbors saw Drake walk towards a vacant rental house, then saw the suspects’ car parked near her house and recorded the license plate, the report said.
Another witness saw the three suspects leave the house with a gun and a pizza bag, Fox 59 reported.
The police says that these men are known to rob and kill a Papa John’s driver, before the pizza he was delivering the house to eat. https://t.co/baxoiUhIxg
— FOX59 News (@FOX59) 22 August 2018
The police tracked the car to a nearby apartment complex, where the men are known to rob and kill Drake, said the police, the report said.
The suspects had gone home “to eat of the pizza,” the researchers told the station.
.@MattKryger image of a wake celebrating the life of LaVon Drake, one of Indianapolis pizza manager who was killed Monday night while making a delivery. https://t.co/UkPcWIxrQX pic.twitter.com/6ovgVUMwm3
— IndyStar (@indystar) August 23, 2018
Drake was the manager of the local Papa John’s and was not scheduled to work Monday night, ” but his colleagues needed him,” the Indianapolis Star reported.
“He knew a manager that he had to do what is required of him, and if it is to fill in or stay later on, he would,” Pryor told IndyStar. “They called him in to help with the delivery.”
Pryor added that all Drake did was work and go home.”
“He never hardly went out. He was too busy to take care of his family, from biological to his Papa John’s family,” she said.
“I mean, it makes me really sad, you know we’re just here to do our work,” Tyler Gadberry, a Winner of the pizza deliveryman, told Fox 59.
The story left drivers like him “shaken,” the station reported.
“Anything can happen at any time.”
Kimberly Charles, team leader at Top of the pizza, told the station they have “a whole delivery area that we not go because of reasons like that.”
“I feel so sorry for his family,” Charles said of Drake. “If we ever lose somebody here, which I hope never happens, we would likely close our shop, because we have such a large family.”
They emphasized precautions such as the transport of not more than $20, and the supply of a co-worker.
Amy’s Place is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.