A person was fatally stabbed whereas driving for Uber in north suburban Lincolnwood early Tuesday, in accordance to police.
Grant Nelson, 34, was driving close to the intersection of Touhy and Lincoln Avenues round three:22 a.m. when the assault occurred, Lincolnwood police stated in a launch.
Authorities stated Nelson, of Wilmette, was dropping off a fare in the world when he was stabbed. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital the place he succumbed to his accidents round 7:55 a.m., police stated.
“We are heartbroken by the loss of one of our partners, Grant Nelson,” a spokeswoman for Uber stated in a press release. “Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time,” she continued, including that the corporate is working with police and offering info that could possibly be related to the investigation.
Nelson’s automotive, a 2015 grey Hyundai Sonata, was discovered with streaks of blood in the middle of Lincoln Avenue, the place it sat for a number of hours in the busy intersection earlier than being towed away.
A suspect was found hiding behind a close-by constructing and brought into custody, officers stated. It was not instantly clear if the offender was a passenger in the automotive or associated to the experience in any means, and additional particulars on the suspect weren’t instantly out there.
Police stated the assault appeared to be “an isolated incident” and there was no indication of any hazard to the general public.
Grainy surveillance video from a close-by enterprise appeared to present Nelson’s automotive turning into the driveway main to Hampton Place Condominiums. Moments later, somebody appeared to exit the car and stroll away.
“The only thing I can see on the video is the building police are investigating in, this car pulls in, almost seems like he dropped off someone there and then just speeds right out pretty quick,” stated Mike Mata, of Nuno’s Complete Car Care. “You can see someone walks out of that car and walking really, really slow.”
Nelson’s household stated he appreciated driving for Uber and Lyft as a result of he might make good cash whereas serving to individuals.
“I want people to know Grant was a good person,” stated his sister, Alex Nelson. “He was not a vindictive person. He was not a cruel person. He didn’t deserve this fate.”
Alex stated Grant beloved animals, particularly his household’s canine Lilly, and that he lived for music.
“He had probably the most extensive collection of classical music of anyone I’ve ever met in my life,” Alex stated.
“If he had been given the chance to live, he would have continued to fill the world with good thoughts, good music, and intelligent conversation,” she continued. “We will all miss that without him here.”
Lincolnwood police and the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force proceed to examine.
Published at 10:35 AM CDT on May 30, 2017 | Updated at 10:49 PM CDT on May 30, 2017