Posted: 12:43 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
By Rick Couri
The Domino’s employee Byron Parks was going back to his car after delivering pizza to a hotel room when he was approached by a man with a big knife.
The bad guy was Fredrick Kelly Jr. and he demanded cash.
When Parks said no Kelly went toward him with the knife and threatened to kill him. That turned out to be a bad idea.
The Brevard Times reports Parks grabbed a gun he carried with him and fired once, killing Kelly.
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey confirmed for reporters “preliminary evidence in the case demonstrates that the intended victim of the robbery acted in self-defense while being robbed by a violent criminal who was armed with a knife.”
It turns out it wasn’t the first time Kelly tried to take what wasn’t his.
A little digging turned up convictions in Kelly’s past for armed robbery, aggravated battery, and false imprisonment.
Kelly had been released from prison in 2009