MESQUITE, Texas — A Lyft driver was shot and killed while transporting a passenger on a north Texas highway on Tuesday and now police are seeking the public's assistance locating multiple unknown suspects involved in the homicide.
On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at approximately 7:23 p.m., the Mesquite Police Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash in the area of northbound Interstate Highway (IH) 635 and IH 30 in Mesquite, Texas.
The 911 caller, who was the passenger in the Lyft vehicle, told police the driver was shot by a passing vehicle on the ramp from northbound IH-635 to westbound IH-30 — which ultimately caused the vehicle to crash.
"The driver was found unconscious with an apparent gunshot wound," read a statement from the Mesquite Police Department earlier today. "The driver was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries."
The driver of the Lyft vehicle was identified by police as 58-year-old Robert Barry of Grandbury, Texas.
The Mesquite Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating "multiple suspects" involved in the homicide, according to the department.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense. If you have information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-373-TIPS (8477); or the Mesquite Police Department at 972-285-6336.