Lyft Driver Hospitalized After Passengers Shoot, Rob Him, Police Say


Monday, September 28th 2020, 6:25 pm
By: Caleigh Bourgeois


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Police are searching for the suspects accused of shooting and robbing a Lyft driver Monday morning in south Oklahoma City.

Investigators said the 55-year-old rideshare driver picked up one man and two women in Del City.

By the time the car reached south Oklahoma City, the suspects attacked the driver, Tommy Cross, police said.

“He was robbed and then shot multiple times. The victim tried to drive away, drove a few blocks before crashing his car. The suspects fled the scene,” Oklahoma City Police MSgt. Gary Knight said.

By the time emergency crews arrived, the suspects were gone, and Cross was in critical condition.

Hours later, his wife said Tommy is still fighting for his life.

“We have no insurance or anything, and I have no car now or anything,” Sheryl Cross said. 

Sheryl said she wants Lyft to do more to protect drivers in the future.

In a statement to News 9, a Lyft spokesperson said quote:

"We are deeply saddened by this incident. The behavior described is unacceptable, and we have permanently removed the rider from the Lyft community. We are in touch with Tommy's family to offer support and will continue to assist law enforcement with their investigation."

Anyone with information on the crime is encouraged to contact the Oklahoma City Police Department at 405-235-7300.