Grandmother is credited with saving the life of the pizza delivery man after the shooting (NCD)
JOPPA, Md. — A pizza delivery man is expected to survive and police have arrested a suspect after a Saturday night shooting in Joppa, Maryland.
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Harford County Sheriff’s Department deputies said in a news release that Da’Shawn Betterson and Malik Burns were involved in an altercation in the parking lot of a Papa John’s Pizza. Investigators said when Betterson left the parking lot to deliver a pizza, Burns followed him and shot him.
Karen Rollins had ordered dinner for her two grandchildren at Papa John’s and told WJZ that when she opened the door to get the pizza, she saw Betterson jumping around outside.
“So I asked him if he was okay,” Rollins told WJZ. “And he said, ‘Ma’am, can you help me? I got shot.”
Deputies said in their press release that upon arriving at the Rollins home, they found Betterson had been shot multiple times.
Rollins immediately called 911. She told WJZ that the operator explained to her how to make a tourniquet and keep Betterson alert until police arrived.
“As he walked away on the stretcher, he said, ‘I’m sorry for all the blood,'” Rollins told WJZ. “And I said, ‘It’s okay; It is in order.’ So he got a thumbs up when he left when he got on the chopper so all was good.
Sheriff’s deputies said Betterson was flown to a local trauma center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Deputies arrested Malik Burns and charged him with attempted first and second degree murder.
Rollins told WJZ that Betterson’s mom stopped by her house to thank her for helping Betterson.
“I never expected that,” Rollins told the broadcaster. “I told her, ‘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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