Maryland Grandmother Saves Pizza Delivery Man After Shooting
A Maryland grandmother got quite a shock after ordering pizza delivery for her two grandchildren Saturday evening — her delivery driver had been shot, was covered in blood, and was in serious need of help.
“I looked outside. I saw the pizza box, so I opened the door to get the food, and there was a young man out there jumping around,” Karen Rollins said of the 24-year-old victim, who had been shot multiple times in the lower body. “So I asked him if he was okay . . . and he said, ‘Ma’am, can you help me? I’ve just been shot.’”
Rollins called 911 and was guided on how to apply a tourniquet and helped keep the man calm and alert until first responders arrived.
Rollins said he apologized for “all the blood” when first responders arrived. “It’s okay; it’s okay,” Rollins told him, adding that he had a “thumbs up” when he left via helicopter for a trauma center.
Rollins said the victim’s mother stopped by her home Sunday to thank her for helping her son.
“I never expected that,” she said. “I told her, ‘Don’t cry and I won’t cry.’ But she was crying, so I got a little emotional because, as a mother, I know I would want someone to do the same thing for me.”
Malik Burns, 27, was arrested and charged with attempted murder. Burns and the victim had an altercation in the restaurant parking lot and Burns followed the victim to Rollins’ home, where he shot him.
Burns is being held without bond in the Harford County Detention Center.