Man shoots self during attempted robbery of ride-share driver in Park Manor

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Police investigate after a man who tried to rob a ride-share driver early Thursday shot himself in the hand during a struggle in Park Manor. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

Aride-share passenger shot himself while attempting to robhis driver early Thursday in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood.

At 2:02 a.m., the25-year-old man was riding in aride-share car in the 7200 block of South St. Lawrence when he pulled out a handgun and attempted to rob the driver, according to Chicago Police. The driver,a 25-year-old man, attempted to disarm the man when the gun went off, striking the attempted robber in his hand.

He was arrested and taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition stabilized, police said.Charges were pending against him early Thursday.

The gun was not recovered, police said. No other injuries were reported.

ALyft sticker was visible on the vehicle, but Lyft spokesman Scott Coriell said the company had no history of a ride occurring at the time or location of the robbery. He also said the driver of the vehicle “has not been active on the Lyft platform since November 2017.”

“We also reached out to that individual, who confirmed to us that this incident had nothing to do with the Lyft platform,” Coriell said.

Officers guard a Lfyt driver’s car early Thursday after a suspect attempted to rob him in the Park Manor neighborhood. Justin Jackson/Chicago Sun- Times

Officers guard a Lfyt driver’s car early Thursday after a suspect attempted to rob him in the Park Manor neighborhood. Justin Jackson/Chicago Sun- Times

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