Domino’s offers $10,000 reward after courier driver was shot dead in Akron

ACRON, Ohio — Domino’s is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the man who shot and killed a delivery driver in Akron last week.

Franchise owner Kelly Dyke said he wants to stimulate the community after a frightening ordeal that severely injured a 19-year-old driver who worked at Domino’s for months.

“Hopefully this will encourage someone who may not have wanted to step forward to step forward and help hold the people who did this accountable,” Dyke said.

The reward is in addition to a reward of up to $5,000 from Summit County criminals for information leading to an arrest and prosecution.

The driver, who does not want to be named, told News 5 that he is recovering at home after four gunshot wounds to his back and right arm.

“I got hit right in the elbow, so now I can’t use my wrist,” he said. “It takes emotional toll, mentally trying to deal with the fact that I can’t use my right hand.”

He tried to make a delivery after 10 pm on Grace Avenue in West Akron on July 15th.

Suddenly, several teenagers or young people came out of the abandoned house. According to the victim, others came out from behind the house, and the group demanded the pizzeria worker’s car.

Instead, the driver threw a pizza at someone with a shotgun and tried to run away.

“They didn’t ask for money or anything like that. They just wanted my car, and when I couldn’t give it to them, his friend said, “Blow it up,” the victim said. “I started running down the driveway and that’s when he fired his gun and stabbed me in the back.”

The victim, who was being treated at Summa Akron City Hospital, was unable to obtain a good description of the suspects. Nobody was arrested.

With the suspects still on the run, there is further concern about other delivery drivers from both the police and the pizzerias.

“It’s kind of the next level. There is simply no need to shoot someone for more than $20 and a pizza,” Dyke said.

Whistleblowers can remain anonymous when calling Summit County Crime Officers at 330-434-COPS.