Suspect shoots Uber Eats delivery driver in front of wife and child near Imperial Valley, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston police say they are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot a food delivery driver while he was at work on Friday evening.

Commander Kenneth Campbell said an Uber Eats driver made a delivery to an apartment complex in the 16200 block of Imperial Valley Drive around 10 p.m.

After the driver completed the delivery, the suspect reportedly walked up as he approached to get back into the car and shot the man in the chest.

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Police said the man’s wife and child were in the car when the shooting occurred.

“The man returned to his car and continued down the street. Our officers encountered the complainant and located him further down the street. They began first aid using a chest seal,” Campbell said.

The victim was transported to the hospital, where police say he is in stable condition.

The woman and child were not injured.

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Campbell said HPD is investigating the case as a robbery, but is also considering the possibility of a carjacking.

At this time, HPD has not identified a suspect nor has a description been provided.

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