Passenger kidnaps Mississippi Lyft driver, forces her to crawl into woods before shooting her, police said

Published 9:25 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2021

A Mississippi woman working as a ride-sharing driver was dragged into the woods and shot Wednesday when a passenger carjacked her.

Jackson police said the woman driver for Lyft picked up a passenger from an apartment complex in Byram. The man was driven to an apartment complex in Jackson where the man allegedly pulled a gun, and took the woman’s car, kidnapping her in the process.

The woman told police she was taken to a wooded area off Beasley Road in Jackson where he made her crawl into the woods before she was shot multiple times.

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Despite being shot the woman managed to reach an apartment complex to seek help. She was taken to a local hospital with what police said were life-threatening injuries.

Police did not publicly release the name of the driver or the suspect, who is wanted for carjacking, kidnapping and aggravated assault charges.