PHILADELPHIA, PA – Bobby Jenkins, a pizza delivery man, was fatally shot Tuesday evening. The incident occurred when he arrived at an empty lot in Overbrook Park. As a result, Police say the murder was a setup.
Jenkins long-time friend, Chole Saunders, and cousin, Kwatrelle Blocker, say the victim (30) will be dearly missed. Also, according to Saunders, Jenkins was just an all-around great friend.
Blocker echoed the sentiments of Saunders, “He was probably the closest friend to me. He was family but he was a friend.”
Both Blocker and Jenkins worked as drivers for Stacey’s Pizza. The restaurant is located just off Haverford Road in Ardmore.
According to Blocker, Jenkins set out to make a delivery. Minutes later, when Blocker left to make a drop-off, the police suddenly arrived at the restaurant. “One of my coworkers ran out to me like you need to go to the hospital. Bobby got shot,” he said.
At a press conference, Philadelphia Police Homicide Captain Jason Smith said the pizza delivery man was initially robbed and then fired upon, suffering a fatal gunshot wound to the chest.
THE SCENE OF THE CRIME
The victim was scheduled to make a delivery to a home in the 7600 Block of Woodcrest Avenue. The crime alarmed Captain Smith. According to him, delivery drivers carry less than $100 in cash.
According to authorities, the home being was remodeled. Suspects easily broke through in the back. Consequently, they believe the suspects set a trap for Jenkins.
The owner of Stacey’s Pizza, George Economou, remembered Jenkins as an excellent employee. In fact, he was about to give him more days of work. He also wishes that Jenkin’s family gets justice soon.
Authorities say the robbery might be linked to another attack on a delivery driver that occurred on Feb 17. In that instance, the driver escaped without injury. Finally, Police request all drivers use caution.