NJ police seek armed passenger who robbed, shot minibus driver and then ran him overBy AP
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
NJ police seek man who shot, ran over bus driver
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who robbed and shot a New Jersey minibus driver, then stole the bus and ran him over, leaving him paralyzed.
Family members describe the 48-year-old bus driver as a hardworking, churchgoing Ecuadorean immigrant who lives with his wife and 6-year-old son in Guttenberg (GUT’-uhn-behrg), a small town along the Hudson River. Police haven’t released his name.
The robbery occurred March 5 at about 12:15 a.m. in nearby Jersey City.
Lt. Michael Kelly says the bus’ only passenger pulled a .40-caliber handgun on the driver, robbed him and shot him in the back as he tried to escape through the driver’s side door.
The gunman then took off in the bus, running over the driver as he lay in the street.
The bus was found nearby and was impounded.