Papa John’s Driver Shot, Robbed During Des Moines Delivery

DES MOINES, Iowa  --  A pizza delivery driver was shot and robbed while delivering food on Saturday, according to a Des Moines Police Department police report.

Police responded to 37th Street and University Avenue after a caller reported hearing a loud noise and someone's call for help. Police found  49-year-old Kemal Dautovic shot in the upper thigh; investigators say he had been shot with a shotgun.

The shooting happened in Donna Red Wing's front yard, but at first she thought the single gunshot was a firework.

"We heard firecrackers all night, so we we're used to popping noises. Then I heard kind of a scuffle under my window, but because of the trees I couldn’t see much, but then I heard somebody say, 'no,' and then we heard a shot, then somebody just started screaming and screaming and screaming."

Reports say two men wearing masks approached Dautovic and attempted to attack him, before he tried to escape and was shot.

Neighbors tell Channel 13 nobody on the street placed an order for pizza at that time of the night. Employees at Papa John's told police the suspects ordered the pizza to be delivered to a home on Cottage Grove Avenue, but quickly called back to change the address to 37th Street. The victim told police that's when he thought something was suspicious.

"Based on my experience, I had a feeling I was going to be robbed with the addressed changed," he said to police.

Dautovic also told police he spotted the suspects' car when he arrived to the home, adding one of the suspects looked like a co-worker he did not get along with.

According to police reports, the suspects stole about $20 worth of pizza. No arrests have been made.