Police: DoorDash driver fatally shot while making delivery in New Jersey

PATERSON, N.J. — A DoorDash driver was shot and killed while making a delivery in New Jersey Friday night, Oct. 4, police said.

Police responded to calls of shots fired in the intersection of Harrison Street and Rosa Parks Boulevard in Paterson, New Jersey just before 10:30 p.m.

When they arrived, officers found a vehicle that crashed through a fence and struck a shed.

Petra Rhoden, 43, was found in the driver’s seat of the vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound, police said.

She was taken to the hospital, where she died from her injuries shortly after, police said.

According to authorities, Rhoden was making a DoorDash food delivery along Harrison Street when she was shot. She drove off before crashing a short distance away.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asked anyone with additional information about this incident to contact the tip line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.

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