LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. (WLS) —
A suspect is in custody after a rideshare driver was fatally stabbed in Lincolnwood Tuesday morning, police stated.
The stabbing passed off close to the intersection of Touhy and Lincoln avenues at about three:22 a.m., police stated. The sufferer, recognized as 34-year-previous Grant Nelson of Wilmette, was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston the place he died later Tuesday morning, police stated.
Nelson was working as an Uber driver on the time of the stabbing, police stated. Nelson additionally labored as a Lyft driver.
A suspect is in custody after being situated hiding behind a close-by constructing and police stated that the stabbing is an remoted incident with no additional danger to the group.
Throughout the morning, Nelson’s blood-spattered silver sedan remained in the intersection the place the stabbing befell. It is just not recognized what the motive was for the stabbing, a criminal offense that has shocked those that knew Nelson.
Colleen Milner labored with him at a restaurant a number of years in the past, however stored in contact with him via Facebook.
“It’s pretty heartbreaking to hear that. That guy is super nice. One of the nicest guys you’ll know. Quiet, shy, but he wouldn’t do anything to anybody,” Milner stated.
Nelson was from Wilmette and lived together with his mother and father, who stated he had a number of half-time jobs through the years, just lately driving for each Uber and Lyft.
Nelson’s household stated they do not know a lot about what occurred, however described him as mild and fantastic. His former co-employee agrees.
“Grant’s the type of person that would walk away from an altercation. He would never stay around. He would let something go and walk away,” stated Milner.
On social media, buddies described Nelson’s love for music, particularly opera.
A spokeswoman for Uber launched a press release saying, “We are heartbroken by the loss of one of our partners, Grant Nelson. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.”
A spokesman for Lyft launched a press release saying, “We’re horrified by these reports and our thoughts are with those impacted. This type of violence has no place in our society. Our trust and safety team is looking into these reports, and we stand ready to assist law enforcement in their investigation. While the individual identified by police has driven for Lyft, there was no ride at the time of the incident.”
Lincolnwood police stated that extra info on the stabbing can be launched on Wednesday morning.
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