Uber driver leaves with dying passenger shot at pick-up: Sheriff

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man was shot and killed Friday in northwest Harris County when he was getting picked up by an Uber, deputies say.

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, a second person who was accompanying the victim opened fire at the passenger in the area of TC Jester and FM 1960 around 2 p.m.

The rideshare driver drove away with 26-year-old James Booker and contacted law enforcement, according to a tweet by Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Booker later died.

It's not known if the driver was injured.

The sheriff's office said deputies searched around TC Jester and Laurel Creek, near Spears, for the suspect for hours. He was described as a black male with long dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and tan pants.

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