Robbery suspect shoots self in finger while eating pizza stolen from deliveryman

Armando Colon. (Courtesy Chicago police.)

A suspect who allegedly robbed a Domino's deliveryman accidentally shot himself in the finger while he was eating the stolen pizza.

Police said Armando Colon, 19, and Deon Reece, 16, ordered two pizzas to be delivered to the 3500 block of West Dickens Avenue on Jan. 14.

According to Assistant State Attorney Sarah Karr, when the deliveryman arrived with the food, Reece threatened him with a gun. Both Colon and Reece rifled through the man's pockets, took $40-$50 and the food and fled the scene.

Officials said Colon was eating the stolen pizza and he accidentally shot himself while he was handling the gun used during the robbery.

Someone called 911, and Colon was taken to an area hospital to be treated for his injury. He has a scar from the graze wound on a finger on his left hand, according to a police report.

Police said Colon and Reece were also behind another robbery of a Chinese food deliveryman this month.

Both were charged for the two robberies and appeared in bond court on Thursday. Reece was charged as an adult.

As Karr described Colon's misfortune before a judge, several onlookers in the courtroom softly chuckled.

The Chicago Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report
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