19-Year-Old Pizza Delivery Driver Shot In Cincinnati

Posted at 3:36 PM, Apr 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-29 15:36:38-04

CINCINNATI, Oh. (WLWT) –  A Papa John’s pizza delivery driver was shot while trying to do his job Sunday in Bond Hill.

Cameron Wagner, 19, was at a home on Lillian Drive when a man following him pulled a gun and demanded cash and car keys.

"You don’t expect something like this to happen. You know he was just trying to do his job," the victim’s cousin Tori Dean said.

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. Sunday the 22nd. Wagner attempted to jump off the front porch where he was supposed to make a delivery and run for help.

"That’s when he had heard the gunshots, and it had went through the back of his leg and it tore through that main artery and then it had went up to his pelvic bone," Dean said.

The family who ordered pizza had no idea what happened.

"They knocked on the door but when we got to the door, it was the pizza bag and the pizza in the bag but no pizza delivery guy," a woman who asked not to be identified told us.

That mother is now afraid, especially with the shooter on the loose.

"It’s bad, it’s ridiculous. I mean, it could have been my son, anyone’s son. It’s scary," she said.

Wagner’s family said he’s made major improvements.

"Two days ago, he was on life support and, you know, they were saying he’s got about a 50 percent chance of making it, and just not even 45 minutes ago, he was released from the hospital," Dean said.

Wagner’s family wants the person responsible caught.

"They just ended up almost murdering somebody who was just innocent," Dean said. "It’s not worth it, that’s just saying that somebody’s life is worth less than $20."

Cincinnati police say the shooter is a black male, between the ages of 18 and 20 years old.

The family started a GoFundMe page and already has raised $1,200 to help with medical expenses.

Papa John’s will be running a special called Cam’s deal for online orders.

One dollar of every medium pizza purchased will help the family with medical costs.

A manager confirmed the deal will be available at about 40 different locations across the Tri-State in the coming weeks.