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Hollywood police search for Domino's pizza robber

Police say Slayde Henry, 24, fatally shot second robber in parking lot

A Domino's pizza delivery driver shot and killed a robber in Hollywood early Wednesday morning, police said.
A Domino's pizza delivery driver shot and killed a robber in Hollywood early Wednesday morning, police said.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A would-be robber is still on the run after his accomplice was shot and killed by a Domino's pizza delivery man early Wednesday morning.

A records check showed that the alleged robber, identified as Adalberto Hernandez, 24, had a long rap sheet, and the victim, identified as Slayde Henry, 24, has a fairly clean background with just a few traffic violations.

Henry is a father from Pembroke Pines and has worked at the Domino's on Hollywood Boulevard and North 58th Street for about three months.

Police said Henry was in his car about 1 a.m. Wednesday in the pizzeria's parking lot when two armed masked men tried to rob him.

Henry surprised the duo by pulling out his own gun, firing six shots, according to witnesses.

Hernandez died from his injuries.

A man, who told Local 10 News that his girlfriend's daughter was working inside the pizzeria at the time, said he commends the delivery driver for his quick action.

"(I'm) glad he was armed," Miguel Nieves said. "I'm glad he was able to protect them. If not, it could have been worse."

Despite his heroics, Henry's job could be in jeopardy since it is against company policy to carry a firearm on the job.

At this time, he is on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

The pizzeria was closed for the remainder of the day but reopened Thursday morning.

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