Keyveat Fredericks, a 36-year-old pizza deliveryman in southwest Philadelphia, was making the rounds on Tuesday when a delivery address brought him unknowingly to a vacant home. While Fredericks was waiting for an answer, the customer was stalking him from an adjacent home. Out of no where, Fredericks was ambushed. The perpetrator shot Fredericks, a father of eight, twice.
“When I turned, the gun was in my face. He came out of nowhere. I smacked his gun. Ran around my vehicle. I had dropped the pizzas. I heard one shot. I felt it hit me. I can tell you I felt it go through my arm. I heard it literally hit my gun that was on my side on my holster and I felt it go inside of me,” he said.
Luckily, Fredericks was carrying his own gun when the ambush occurred. While the attack was happening, Fredericks was able to pull it out and fire back, causing the suspect to flee.
“I fired once at him and he took off down the block. If it wasn’t for the gun on my hip, it would have been a lot more damage. Why? I had $80 in money total on me. So even if you had got that would you have killed me afterwards,” he said.
He doesn’t think this job is for him anymore and says he was just trying to provide for his children.