Uber Eats driver hit by gunfire while driving through NW Harris County neighborhood, HCSO says

HOUSTON – An Uber Eats driver was hit by gunfire while driving at a northwest Harris County neighborhood, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Saturday morning.

It happened in the 7900 block of Yellow Pine Drive.

Gonzalez said in a tweet that the Uber Eats driver was on Yellow Pine Drive when a man, identified as Omar Sanchez, allegedly fired multiple shots at her. When she tried to pull into a yard, Gonzalez said more gunshots were fired.

The driver attempted to flee from the gunfire, then drove a few blocks in the 9800 block of Woodland Oaks to seek help.

The driver is expected to survive after suffering injuries, according to Sheriff Gonzalez.

A short time later, deputies said one Sanchez, who Gonzalez said was in “a mental health crisis,” was taken into custody without incident.

Omar Sanchez, 29 (Harris County Sheriff's Office)

Gonzalez said Sanchez was charged with aggravated assault.

Deputies are still investigating if the delivery driver was the intended target.

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