They forgot to mention that a gun was found at the scene, from other written reports I've read. And yes, the neighborhood people that saw nothing are victims, sure. And while CNN does not directly say so, they imply that the pizza guy made them victims because of his vigilante-like behavior, and had the robbery been successful, everything would've been just fine for the neighborhood. The pizza guy just highlighted the fact that there was a problem, that would've otherwise gone mostly unnoticed. News agencies can report whatever facts they want. The fact that they pick and choose only some of the facts, and say them in a certain way, can have significant impact upon the opinions that their viewers form from the stories. A more conservative agency (haha) might have the story go something like this: Two men, one of which was armed, attempted to rob a pizza delivery guy last night. The delivery guy shot and killed one of the robbers, while the other escaped. They then might go knocking on doors interviewing people until they find some guy that's glad there is one less scumbag roaming the streets now, commending the delivery guy for his work. End of story. Most people hearing that story would form a hell of a lot different opinions from the people who watch CNN. Also, by stating one of the robber's ages, an irrelevant fact, they tried to paint a picture of a pizza delivery guy completely lacking any sort of compassion for what some might presume is just a troubled youth. It's just too bad he didn't shoot the other robber.