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Police: Delivery driver fatally shot on the job in Maryland

August 13, 2021 GMT

MITCHELLVILLE, Md. (AP) — A food delivery driver was fatally shot on the job in Maryland, police said.

Prince George’s County police officers responded to the Mitchellville area on Thursday and found Noel Njoku of Springdale suffering from gunshot wounds in a car, news outlets report. The 48-year-old delivery driver for DoorDash died at a hospital, police said.

Njoku was delivering food to a home in the area when he was shot and detectives are trying to determine a motive and a suspect, police said.

Njoku was a “peace-loving person” who moved to the United States from Nigeria decades ago, his brother Chidi Njoku told WRC-TV. He had two daughters, age 15 and 13, 11-year-old twin boys and had only recently started working for DoorDash, he said. Njoku urged anyone with information about the case to contact police.

DoorDash offered assistance to law enforcement and was in touch with Njoku’s family to extend support, the company said in a statement.