- The Washington Times - Friday, January 16, 2015

A female employee of Papa John’s Pizza who shot an armed robbery suspect in self-defense will not be fired by the company.

Despite a policy that prohibits employees from carrying firearms, the company told Fox News on Thursday that it will not fire a Decatur, Georgia, woman who shot her alleged assailant in the face.

DeKalb County Police Department said Donquaz Stevenson, age 24, allegedly forced the Papa John’s Pizza employee to the ground at gunpoint, at which point she turned around and fired her own weapon.

“The safety of Papa John’s employees is a top priority for our company,” the company told Fox. “Upon investigation and considering the specific facts of the situation, we have reassigned the employee to work in the store and are offering her counseling to help her recuperate from the incident,” the company added.

Mr. Stevenson, who was charged with armed robbery, was being treated for a gunshot wound at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Fox reported. A second suspect who made off with the woman’s car remains at large.

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