Sebastian man sentenced to life in Giuseppe’s Pizzeria shooting

Guiseppe's gunman
Guiseppe's gunman

William Carrodus, a Sebastian pizza delivery driver for Giuseppe’s Pizzeria, was sentenced to life without parole for killing Frank Strahorn with an assault rifle. 

Carrodus, 56, of Sebastian, also has to pay more than $30,000 in restitution. Some of the charges include Second Degree Murder with a Firearm, Attempted First Degree Murder with a Firearm, and seven counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder by Discharging a Firearm.

On June 19, 2020, Carrodus arrived to work at the Italian restaurant at approximately 11:00 a.m. and was waiting on a food order to be ready so he could make a delivery.

While waiting, he and the manager got into a verbal altercation involving work issues. An employee told the police that the manager was taunting Carrodus as they spoke.

The gunman told investigators that he became angry after the discussion and described it as “white rage” while making a food delivery.

“The defendant said he drove his truck extremely fast down Barber Street and into the parking lot of the business. He said he then exited his vehicle and decided to speak to the owner of the business,” investigators said.

After making the pizza delivery, he went home and retrieved his AK-47 assault rifle, and returned to Giuseppe’s Pizzeria.

Once in the parking lot, the pizza delivery driver armed himself and fired a few warning shots towards the building. Then he shot multiple rounds with his AK-47 as the manager and employees ran out of the rear kitchen door.

During the shooting, Carrodus shot Frank Strahorn, a waiter at the restaurant who was trying to save the lives of people by escorting them out of the building. 

Carrodus then emptied the rest of his AK-47 magazine into the manager’s vehicle. He then placed the assault rifle on the ground and sat on the tailgate of his truck for police to arrive.

The pizza delivery driver said he didn’t mean to kill Frank Strahorn, telling police that his target was the restaurant manager. Carrodus told investigators that his anger built up, and he was unable to control it.

The manager told police that Carrodus was upset that the restaurant hired a second pizza delivery driver. He said he heard the gunshots and saw debris flying inside the restaurant. The manager then ran out of the building and down the alley for safety.

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