Pizza delivery man shoots, kills attempted robbery suspect

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. —

A pizza delivery man shot and killed an armed suspect who tried to rob him in a hotel parking lot late Friday night, according to Brevard County deputies.

Officials said the robbery attempt and shooting happened in the parking lot of the Days Inn on W. New Haven Avenue in Melbourne shortly before midnight.

The pizza delivery man, 54-year-old Bryon Park, had just made a delivery to one of the rooms at the Days Inn, deputies said.

"He went back to his car and was seated in his car, counting his money and his tip," Maj. Todd Goodyear with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said.

According to deputies, Park was then approached by an armed man who attempted to rob him.

"The black male threatened him with the knife, asked him for his money and threatened to kill him," Goodyear said.

But investigators said Park, who works for Domino's, was armed with a gun in his vehicle.

"He pulled his firearm, shooting the robber one time," Goodyear said.

The attempted robbery suspect, identified as 32-year-old Fredrick Kelly Jr., was pronounced deceased in the parking lot, according to officials.

Deputies said they are continuing their investigation, but the pizza delivery man is not facing any charges.