Delivery driver will not be charged for killing a man over alleged cargo theft

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Updated Jun 2, 2018

A delivery truck driver in Detroit will not face charges for shooting and killing a man during a confrontation over an alleged cargo theft.

Detroit police say the 35-year-old driver, whose name has not been released, acted in self-defense last Wednesday when he shot a man that had gotten into an altercation with a co-worker over an alleged meat theft.

According to police, Edward J. Ross, 58, and another man had allegedly been stealing boxes of meat from inside a delivery truck parked at the Eastern Market when they were confronted by one of the truck company’s employees.

That employee screamed when a scuffle broke out which prompted his co-worker, a truck driver, to come running with his gun drawn. When it appeared Ross was reaching for a weapon, the driver shot and killed him, according to

The truck driver, who has a conceal carry permit, turned his pistol over to police who later reported on Friday that he was justified in using deadly force. The other man involved in the alleged meat heist ran from the scene and remains at large.