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Pizza delivery driver ambushed, shot; 3 charged with attempted homicide

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - A pizza delivery driver remains in critical condition after being shot on the campus of East Stroudsburg University around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

Officials say a fake delivery order was called in to Domino's, and when Richard Labar arrived to deliver the pizza, he was ambushed, shot and robbed.

Three suspects are in custody in connection to the shooting. Salvador Roberts, 21; Carolina Carmona, 30; and Israel Berrios, 17 are facing attempted homicide charges.

Court documents show police used phone records to find Berrios and obtained warrants to search his residence. There they say they also found his girlfriend Carmona and her brother Roberts.

The three admitted they called in an order to Dominos around 1 a.m. on Monday only so they could rob the delivery man.

They allegedly stole $100 and shot him in the face at close range. It happened in front of the ESU ROTC building on Normal Street, between the library and the fine arts building.

Labar, 58, was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where at last check he was in critical condition.

Students at ESU have started a GoFundMe to support the victim. Labar's family also created a fundraising account. The money raised will help with medical bills and other expenses.


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