Crime & Safety

Domino’s employee fatally shot in West Palm Beach robbery attempt, three people arrested

West Palm Beach, Florida – The city of West Palm Beach was rocked by a tragic incident on January 9, 2024, when Tommie Charles Anderson III, a 33-year-old Domino’s Pizza delivery driver, became the victim of a fatal shooting. The incident, stemming from a desperate need for money, has led to the arrest of three individuals charged with first-degree murder with a firearm.

Tommie Charles Anderson III had just completed a pizza delivery to a residence in the 1000 block of Douglass Avenue when the crime occurred shortly before 1 p.m. He was shot and found bleeding from the neck and arm. Despite prompt medical attention and being rushed to St. Mary’s Medical Center, Anderson tragically succumbed to his injuries. He left behind two young children, a devastating loss for his family and the community.

Surveillance footage played a crucial role in the investigation, capturing a white Honda pulling up near Anderson’s delivery vehicle. The driver was wearing a distinctive “round hockey styled mask.” Florida Highway Patrol officers later intercepted this vehicle at Belvedere Road and Military Trail, about four hours after the shooting. Inside, they apprehended Elijsha Wingfield, 25, Avianna Kerr Williams, 25, and Marcus Williams, 29, and discovered two rifles and a 9mm pistol.

During interrogation, Wingfield confessed to the shooting, revealing the motive as financial desperation. He disclosed that while Kerr Williams drove the Honda, he and Marcus Williams approached Anderson’s vehicle armed with a handgun and an AR-15 rifle, respectively. In a moment of alleged fear, Wingfield fired three shots at Anderson, leading to his death, before they all fled.

The suspects made their initial court appearance and are currently held without bond in Palm Beach County Jail.

Anderson, a hardworking individual who juggled two jobs to support his children, had only been employed with Domino’s for two days before his life was tragically cut short.

Raymond Simpson

Raymond Simpson is a California native, a longtime Coral Springs resident, and the Editor at TSFD. He lives with his family in Coral Springs, where you can find him on weekends running – literally running – with his two golden retrievers.

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