Father of 2 shot and killed while delivering pizza

Posted at 10:25 AM, April 6, 2023 and last updated 10:29 AM, April 6, 2023

By: Adam Schumes

INDIANAPOLIS (WRTV) — Steve Flynn was a father of two. In the coming days, he was expecting to be a grandfather.

“He always tried to make the world a better place. I’m sorry that you didn’t get to meet him,” Shannon Flynn, Steve’s wife of almost 30 years, said.

She says her husband picked up a job delivering pizza for Papa Johns a few years ago. He even met a few friends while on the clock.

Police car and crime scene tape

A police car is parked at the scene of a deadly shooting in Indianapolis. (WRTV)

“There’s a couple of people on his route that would call every week to get pizza. It would be on trash day, so he would bring them pizza and take out the trash,” Flynn said.

Last Thursday night Steve was working his normal shift at Papa Johns. He was set to deliver to a house in the city.

However, upon arrival, he was shot and killed.

“I’m trying to wrap my head around the fact that my husband was killed over a box of pizza,” Flynn said.

Flynn told WRTV that the house Steve was supposed to deliver to was abandoned.

“[The suspect] took the pizza and the car and dropped them three blocks away. There was a substantial amount of money in my husband’s wallet, but the person didn’t take it,” Flynn said.

The car was dropped off near 30th and Arlington Avenue. Flynn believes there was roughly $400 in her husband’s wallet.

Now Shannon and her family are trying to cope with the loss of a man that was a big part of their lives.

“These funeral plans are like my last gift to him and that’s very special to me,” Flynn said.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Detective Gregory Shue at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail the detective at Gregory.Shue@indy.gov.

This story was originally published on April 5, 2023, by WRTV in Indianapolis, an E.W. Scripps Company.