Pizza delivery driver expected to make a full recovery after being shot
BOND HILL, Ohio (WKRC) - Tori Dean, 19, is Cameron Wagner's cousin. They're just a few months apart. Wagner, 19, was shot while working his job as a pizza delivery driver for Papa John’s. Dean's mother was the one who got the call that Cameron had been shot on Sunday, April 22.
"My mom was like, 'Have you talked to anybody yet?' And I was like, 'What are you talking about?' She was like, 'Cameron got shot last night and they just don't know if he's going to make it or not,'" Dean said.
Dean said Cameron had just finished a delivery at around 2 a.m. when a man asked Cameron what time it was.
She said he told her he thought it was weird but just went on to his next delivery at a house on Lillian Drive in Bond Hill.
"And then the same man had ran up behind him and said 'Hey!' And then he pulled out his gun and said 'I asked you what time it was."
Tori said Cameron also said the man demanded all his cash and his car keys but Cameron panicked when he saw the gun and jumped off the porch and took off running.
"Made it about a city block and ran up to a house because he saw their lights were on and he was going to ask for help and that's when he heard the gun shots,"
Dean said the bullet went through the back of his leg and hit an artery.
Cameron was able to crawl to another house and a woman called 911.
The family at the house where Cameron was delivering the pizza didn't want their identities known but said they heard a knock on the door but no one was there the night of the shooting.
"So, we looked around to see where he was and his car was on. The lights was on in his car but no pizza guy,"
They didn't find out what had happened until they called Papa John's.
Lt. Steve Saunders with the Cincinnati Police Department said they need the community's help to catch the shooter.
"We don't have much of a description. It was a male black, in all black is the suspect and that's not a lot to go on so maybe somebody knows something," Lt. Saunders said.
"Two days ago he was on life support and they were saying he's got like a 50% chance of making it and just not even 45 minutes ago [Friday afternoon] he was released from the hospital."
Dean said Cameron is expected to make a full recovery.