A ride-share passenger shot himself whereas trying to rob his driver early Thursday in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood.
At 2:02 a.m., the 25-year-previous man was driving in a ride-share automotive in the 7200 block of South St. Lawrence when he pulled out a handgun and attempted to rob the driver, in response to Chicago Police. The driver, a 25-year-previous man, attempted to disarm the person when the gun went off, hanging the attempted robber in his hand.
He was arrested and brought to University of Chicago Medical Center, the place his situation stabilized, police stated. Charges have been pending towards him early Thursday.
The gun was not recovered, police stated. No different accidents have been reported.
A Lyft sticker was seen on the car, however Lyft spokesman Scott Coriell stated the corporate had no historical past of a journey occurring on the time or location of the robbery. He additionally stated the driver of the car “has not been active on the Lyft platform since November 2017.”
“We also reached out to that individual, who confirmed to us that this incident had nothing to do with the Lyft platform,” Coriell stated.