Man charged in kidnapping of ride-share driver in Richmond

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RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) – Authorities have charged a man in connection with the alleged kidnapping and attempted murder of a Lyft driver last week in Richmond.

The Richmond Police Department said Wednesday prosecutors charged Marcus Dean with kidnapping and attempted murder after he allegedly held a gun to the back of the driver’s head and told him to follow his instructions.

Police say Dean then directed the Lyft driver to stop at a gas station so he could get some snacks.

They say that while Dean was in the store, the Lyft driver began to drive away and Dean came running out of the store firing his weapon, striking the Lyft driver’s car multiple times. The driver was not injured.

Police say surveillance video from the gas station captured the Sept. 12 shooting, which led to Dean’s arrest.

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