Joppa’s grandmother rescues pizza delivery boy after Saturday night shooting – CBS Baltimore


JOPPA, Maryland (WJZ) — The Harford County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect charged with shooting a pizza delivery boy on Saturday night.

Deputies responded to the 300 block of Ellsworth Place in Joppa just before 7.30pm to a 911 call about a shooting.

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The person who made one of the 911 calls was Karen Rollins, a customer who ordered dinner for her two grandchildren from Papa Johns.

“I looked outside. I saw the pizza box, so I opened the door to get the food, and there was a young man there jumping around,” Karen Rollins said. “So I asked him if he was okay…and he said, ‘Ma’am, can you help me? I just got shot.

The 24-year-old took refuge in Rollins’ townhouse.

Police said he suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the lower body.

While on the phone with 911, Rollins said she was guided by the operator on how to do a tourniquet and keep the man alert until first responders arrived.

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In the meantime, the man called his mother to come to the scene.

The man was then airlifted from the housing complex to Shock Trauma to receive treatment for his non-life threatening injuries.

Joppa's grandmother rescues pizza delivery boy after Saturday night shooting – CBS Baltimore

“When he left on the stretcher yesterday, he said, ‘I’m sorry about all the blood,’ Rollins said. “And I said, ‘It’s okay; it’s okay.’ So he had a thumbs up when he left, when he got in the helicopter. So everything was fine.”

Detectives suspect Malik Burns, 27, followed the pizza delivery boy to the delivery address to assault him after he got into a fight earlier in the day in the restaurant’s parking lot.

Burns now faces multiple charges, including attempted murder. He is being held in Harford County Detention Center without bail while the gunshot victim recovers from his injuries.

Rollins said his mother stopped by her house on Sunday to thank her for helping him.

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“I didn’t expect this,” she said. “I told him, ‘Don’t cry and I won’t cry.’ But she was crying, so I got a little emotional because as a mom, I know I want someone to do the same for me.


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