Pizza restaurant employee shoots and kills robbery suspect

SAVANNAH — A robbery attempt at a pizza restaurant in Savannah was thwarted by an employee who police say returned the suspect’s fire.

Police say officers responded to Donatos Pizza at about 9:40 p.m. September 11 on a report of an attempted armed robbery and shots fired.

According to the Savannah Police Department, preliminary investigation revealed that a suspect, later identified as 20-year-old Joseph Osborne entered the store and presented a firearm. Police say he fired shots at the employees prompting one of the employees to return fire, striking Osborne. None of the employees were injured.


When officers arrived, Osborne was located and transported to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Police say further investigation revealed that 21-year-old Andreall Taylor was involved in the incident. She was arrested and charged with party to the crime of murder and armed robbery.

 Savannah Police made a quick arrest in an attempted armed robbery of a restaurant that resulted in the fatal shooting of one of the suspects by an employee.

At around 9:40 p.m. September 11, officers responded to the Donatos Pizza on the 5400 block of Waters Avenue on a report of an attempted armed robbery and shots fired. A preliminary investigation revealed that a suspect, later identified as Joseph Osborne, 20, entered the store and presented a firearm. He fired shots at the employees prompting one of the employees to return fire, striking Osborne. None of the employees were injured.

When officers arrived, Osborne was located and transported to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Further investigation revealed that Andreall Taylor, 21, was involved in the incident. She was arrested and charged with party to the crime of murder and armed robbery.



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