Lyft driver in Fresno shot, injured during armed robbery

September 15, 2019 GMT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police in Fresno said two assailants shot and injured a Lyft driver who tried to defend himself during an armed robbery.

Police said that after dropping off a passenger around 3 a.m. Sunday, the driver pulled over to check his phone when two men approached, pointed a gun at him and demanded money.

The driver told police he agreed to give them money, but instead of reaching for cash he pulled a gun at the suspects. They fired back and hit him in the side before running away.

KFSN-TV reports the driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition.


Police were looking for video evidence to help identify the suspects.


This story has been corrected to say that a Lyft driver was shot.


Information from: KFSN-TV.