3 charged in Domino's delivery driver shooting, 1 suspected of committing similar crime
UPDATE: December 13, 2017, 10:14am - The Domino's driver that was in the face during a delivery gone bad in East Stroudsburg has died. Richard Labar, a 58-year-old man, was pronounced dead Tuesday night at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Cedar Crest. His death has been ruled as a homicide. 3 have been charged in his death.
EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WOLF) -- 58-year-old Domino’s Pizza delivery driver Richard Labar is still in critical condition after police say he was ambushed, shot in the face, and robbed by three people in East Stroudsburg.
Those three people, 17-year-old Israel Zebulun Berrios, his girlfriend 30-year-old Carolina Carmona, and her brother 21-year-old Salvador Roberts Jr. are now facing multiple charges including criminal homicide.
Berrios admitting to pulling the trigger.
“I kind of feel nervous walking up here, especially like early in the morning or at night,” ESU student Bryce Kaufman said.
Police say it all happened just after 1 a.m. Tuesday.
According to a criminal complaint, Berrios told police he and Carmona conspired to rob Labar while Roberts allegedly drove the getaway car, ordering a pepperoni pizza and cinnamon sticks to the ROTC building on the 400 block of Normal Street.
Berrios says Carmona stood in front of the building and when Labar got out of the car he jumped out of the bushes holding a gun, later identified as a .410 bore shotgun.
When Berrios demanded money, he told police Labar denied he had any and then resisted, trying to grab the gun.
That’s when Berrios says he shot the driver who then fell to the ground, started moaning, and then stopped moving.
Police say the two made off with $100 from Labar’s money bag and were taken into custody later that morning while leaving their nearby apartment.
Police say Berrios is also a suspect in another robbery of a Domino’s delivery driver that happened back in November.
Officials were able to trace the phone number used to place that order back to Berrios.
We spoke to another delivery driver in Bartonsville about the precautions workers have to take on the job.
“I always try to look and see right where I’m at, see who’s around and look at the surroundings, stuff like that,” James Lynch said.
“Its really unnecessary, I mean, what are you really gonna get, you’re not going to get much and you’re hurting somebody for no reason.”
Berrios, Carmona, and Roberts have a preliminary hearing set for December 19.