Police investigating reported shooting of pizza delivery man in Liberty Township

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"Some man almost lost his life over $15 and pizza. It's not even worth that," a co-worker said

LIBERTY TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – Police in Liberty are investigating a late-night shooting of a Domino’s pizza delivery driver.

It happened around 11 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of E. Montrose St.

Police say Orlando Soto Sr. was making what he thought was a legitimate delivery when he was shot in the back and robbed. A co-worker drove him to the hospital.

“People don’t realize how dangerous the job is for real. Man almost lost his life over $15 and a pizza. It’s not even worth that. All he was trying to do was make a living for his family,” said Soto’s co-worker, who is not being identified in this report. “This is why people don’t want you to do these types of jobs. I tell everybody just be safe if you deliver for people. Just be safe.”

Liberty Police Chief Toby Meloro said with two shootings this week, his officers are being proactive.

“These types of situations occur everywhere, every day. You know, we take a lot of guns off the streets. We try to make sure that our community is the safest it could be, and we will continue to do that,” Meloro said.

Police are not releasing any other details at this point. Investigators are expected to say more Friday morning.

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