HOUSTON – An Uber driver was shot by a passenger during a possible attempted robbery Monday evening, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded to reports of a shooting in the 400 block of W. FM 1960 near the North Freeway around 6:30 p.m.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said an Uber driver picked up a passenger and at some point, the passenger shot the driver in the arm during a possible attempted robbery.
The driver was transported to the hospital in stable condition. Police said the suspect fled on foot.
Tuesday, the Uber driver’s wife identified him as 43-year-old Domingo Herrera. She said her husband is a loving and hardworking father of two sons.
Lucho Florez, who is Herrera’s neighbor, said he’s a very friendly, hardworking family man who cares deeply about his kids.
Herrera’s wife said he told her the passenger he had just picked up on FM 1960 in Spring Monday evening put a gun to his head and demanded he withdraws $3,000 from an ATM. She said her husband begged for his life and asked to not be shot because he has a family, but was struck in the arm when he said he didn’t have the money.
Herrera‘s wife said he underwent surgery and is expected to be discharged from the hospital soon.
In addition to a speedy recovery, she’s hoping investigators are able to quickly track down the shooter.