Man Arrested For Shooting Pizza Delivery Driver

June 18, 2014

An Escambia County man is behind bars, charged with shooting a pizza delivery driver.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office received two calls about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday — the first from a¬† male saying that he’d been shot and needed medical attention, the second from shooting suspect David Trevor Burgess saying that he might have killed someone.

The pizza delivery driver that was shot was delivering pizza to Burgess’s roommate at a residence of Michigan Avenue. Burgess admitted¬† to deputies that he was using acid and marijuana and does not recall the incident, which was witnessed by the roommate.

Burgess has been charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault and deadly missiles. He being held with bond set at $80,000.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said their investigation into the incident is ongoing.


13 Responses to “Man Arrested For Shooting Pizza Delivery Driver”

  1. joe on July 12th, 2014 12:16 am

    To John at the top….yes, because no violent crimes were ever committed by someone under the influence of alcohol. Sorry, I gotta run…my eyes just rolled so hard they fell out of my head.

  2. Nagging Nagger on July 11th, 2014 6:46 pm

    Drugs r bad they told me in DARE. If you smoke pot YOU WILL SHOOT A PIZZA DELIVERY GUY N DO HEROIN LIKE JOHN SAID. Alcohol is okay though because it’s legal. Nothing like coming home from a hard day’s work, getting blacked out on Budweiser like a GOOD American.

  3. john on June 23rd, 2014 6:44 am

    All that smoke pot are fools, and don’t seem to understand or care to understand the fact and this story above proves it that POT IS OFTEN A STEPPING STONE TO HARDER DRUGS. People never learn’ so when they don’t, they should pay the consequences.

  4. angela skipper on June 21st, 2014 7:23 pm

    I have also known Mr. Burgess for many years and know him to be a kind and compassionate person. He would never intentionally hurt someone. Anyone that truly knows him is having a very difficult time wrapping their mind around the fact that he had any part in this. Unfortunately he made a very bad choice that led to another person being injured. He chose to call the police himself which shows he has taken responsibility for his actions. He too needs help. And he too needs prayer.

  5. Well of course on June 21st, 2014 12:01 pm

    A lot of people do lots of things on drugs that they wouldn’t do off of them. That’s why you don’t take drugs. He may not have intended to wind up shooting somebody, but he intended to take the drugs knowing the possible effects, so he is just as responsible for whatever he does on them.

  6. Lauren on June 20th, 2014 10:27 pm

    I have known Mr.Burgess for many years, I tutored him when he was in high school and he became a friend. Off drugs he would have never done this. He made unfortunate choices it seems. However, I am sure he feels sincere guilt and remorse.

  7. David Huie Green on June 19th, 2014 4:04 pm

    “The records prove that the drug war is a failure”

    It certainly seems to have failed to protect one non user.

    David for free dope in locked cells for dopes

  8. 429SCJ on June 19th, 2014 5:58 am

    @Perdido Fisherman. I remember the window pane acid of the 70s, observing friends have bad trips and freaking out. That was enough to make me aware that acid was not for me. I was recently made aware of the new acid that is currently available on the market, and replied with a firm no thank you. Never tried it, never will…

    I hope people do not misconstrue that it was not the pot, but the LSD that sent this Burgess joker over the edge.

    Stay away from the acid period, mushrooms too as hallucinations are not good.

  9. Well on June 19th, 2014 5:26 am

    @perdido fisherman

    And I suppose a government giveaway program would keep innocent people safe from being robbed by someone to buy their own.
    Better keep the gun and self defense laws strong.

  10. perdido fisherman on June 18th, 2014 11:54 pm

    Actually 429SCJ, some very successful research has been done lately with LSD, It has been used to stop cluster migraine headaches, treat PTSD and many more physical and psycological conditions. It’s a different experience when used in a controlled enviroment versus bath tub acid at Bubba’s house.
    I’m all for it in a controlled enviroment if it’s going to help someone get thier life back. On the other hand, I am totally against bath tub drugs (Home made drugs). I also believe prohibition is more dangerous than legalization. The records prove that the drug war is a failure

  11. Sam on June 18th, 2014 8:23 pm

    Coming from the criminal law perspective, there are many factors that can attribute to the bond amount. In this situation, and if what is being reported is accurate; it would be my assumption that Mr. Burgess likely has no prior criminal record; had called law enforcement on his own recognize to report the incident at which time he admitted to his actions to include drug use and charges being filed against him are not under the statute for”attempted murder”. Full disclosure is not something you encounter when dealing with someone who is a seasoned criminal. I do hope the Pizza driver is going to recover quickly as well.

  12. 429SCJ on June 18th, 2014 6:13 pm

    Only an idiot would use LSD.

    Prayers for the driver’s recovery.

  13. Sunshine on June 18th, 2014 5:19 pm

    Praying for the driver. Wondering why the bond is so low?
    Pensacola is becoming a scary place.

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