Suspect called 911 in Lorain pizza delivery man’s murder

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Benjamin Davis appears in court.

LORAIN, Ohio- The man accused of killing a Lorain pizza delivery man is the same one who called 911 to report the shooting, police say.

Robert Caudill, 26, was shot and killed outside the Lake Motel in Lorain Monday night. Police said Benjamin Davis, 29, was arrested soon after in Amherst and charged with the crime.

A man identifying himself as Davis called dispatchers to report Caudill’s death.

“My friend killed somebody in Lorain and left me out here,” the man told dispatch, according to the call obtained by Fox 8. “He killed a pizza man.”

While the dispatcher tried to calm him, the caller repeatedly asked for someone to come and get him. He told police dispatch he was at the Target in Amherst and described what he was wearing.

“He shot that dude, man,” the caller said. “I can’t believe he done this.”

Caudill, a father of two and delivery driver for Happy’s Pizza, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Davis was charged with aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence. His bond was set at $2 million when he appeared in court on Tuesday.

Lorain police said this was the first homicide in the city this year.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.