Dispute with UberEATS delivery leaves customer dead
Customer murdered after a quarrel with UberEATS driver. Food delivery driver sought in Georgia shooting.
A Atlanta food delivery driver, who police believe shot and killed a customer at the weekend has set in, officials said Monday afternoon.
Robert Bivines, 36, is accused of the murder of Ryan Thornton, 30, moments after delivering food to Thornton in the upscale Buckhead section of Atlanta late Saturday night.
Witnesses told police Thornton, and the steward came in, a kind of argument, and then someone in the vehicle began shooting, striking Thornton multiple times.
The driver then sped away from the building. Thornton was taken by ambulance to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died, police said.
Robert Bivines is pictured in this mugshot from a 2009 arrest.
The man had used UberEATs, a food delivery service where a driver picks up the orders from the participating restaurants.
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A spokesperson from Uber told FOX 5 in a statement: “We are shocked and saddened by this news. We work together with the Police of Atlanta, and our hearts go out to the families of the people involved.”
Megan Emery, who lives in the same building as Thornton for more than a year, told FOX5 she heard the commotion on Saturday, but not hear the shots. Her building, described as “31 stories of Buckhead luxury living,” has a robust network of security cameras.
“It’s a little scary. I mean, there are a lot of young women that live in this apartment and we have really good security. So, you do not always think that such a thing could happen,” Emery said. “I will probably not be used in delivery food service anytime soon, just for peace of mind.”
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed