At least seven people have been murdered this year while driving for either Uber or Lyft. The newest victim is Kon Fung, 52, who was killed in Oakland on July 17th.
Surveillance video captured two Black male suspects. They walk up to the victim, yell something, shoot him, and run away. They have yet to be apprehended. Police are offering a $12.5k reward.
There is a clear pattern. All seven appear to have been killed by Black suspects.
On July 17th, Kon Fung, 52, was killed in Oakland while driving for Uber.
On June 3rd, Dushaundra Lee Ward, 43, was killed in Memphis, TN while driving for Lyft. Police say she died in an ambush attack. The intended victims were her passengers. The media has never reported any arrests.
On March 27th, Shaani Mohamed, 39, was killed while driving for Uber in Portland, Oregon. Police say there is no suspect. The murder took place in census track 020512, which is 84% Black.
On January 26th, Brandon Cooper, 35, was killed while driving for Lyft in Dayton, Ohio. Four suspects were arrested. Two of them are Da’Trayvon Mitchell and Tylan Peaks, who are 15 year old Black males. No mugshots were ever published because of age. The identities of the other two are completely classified because because of age. Police say the perps were on a crime spree and had just robbed a different driver. The NAACP held a press conference and blamed the murder on Lyft.