Wisconsin man charged with shooting shotgun at pizza delivery boy


BARTON, Wis. (WFRV) – A West Bend DoorDash driver is lucky to be alive after going to deliver pizza and approaching the front door, she was greeted with a shotgun blast.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said it received a 9-1-1 call on the evening of Feb. 16 from a female driver who said she was shot while trying to deliver pizza to a customer. Deputies responded to the area and were able to take the suspect into custody.

The delivery driver was a 46-year-old woman from West Bend and the man who allegedly fired the weapon was a 32-year-old man from Barton. The investigation showed that the man had ordered a pizza to be delivered by a DoorDash driver.

The driver showed up at the house and as she approached the front door a shotgun blast was reportedly fired through the door. The driver then left the scene and called for help.

The suspect told authorities he accidentally fired the shotgun when the driver showed up. A search warrant was made at the home on February 17 and evidence was reportedly collected.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation is ongoing, but the man will face several felony charges, including:

  • 1st degree reckless endangering safety
  • Jump on bail
  • Using a firearm while intoxicated

“We are grateful that the victim is physically well, however, our thoughts are with her as she processes this traumatic event that could easily have resulted in tragedy,” Washington County Sheriff Martin Schulteis said.

Barton is about 30 minutes south of Fond du Lac.

No additional information was provided, Local 5 will update this story as more details are released.


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