A shooting was reported to police that occurred around 10:30pm on Saturday in the 7700 block of Northwest 10th Avenue of Miami Dade county.
Eduard Pazdnik, a Lyft driver, responded to a request t pick up a passenger at around 10pm, he picked up two passengers and was told to drive to a new destination, and not the one in the ride request. When Pazdnik reached the destination, the passengers allegedly shot Pazdnik in the back with a taser and tried to steal his vehicle. Pazdnik allegedly fought off his attackers but was shot four times in his back as he tried to run away. He managed to make a 911 call before succumbing to the bullet wounds.
Pazdnik is still in intensive care, and the police are still looking for the attackers.
Lyft has deactivated the customer's account and passed on all relevant information to local law enforcement. According to Kate Margolis, a Lyft spokesperson, "This situation is deeply disturbing and upsetting," and added that "The safety of our driver community is our top priority and has been from day one. Our concern is with the well-being of Mr. Pazdnik, and we have reached out to him to communicate our full support and assistance."
Police are calling for anyone to come forward with information to help with the investigation.