Uber Driver Critical After Beating
The driver told the two to get out of his vehicle and they refused, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.
ST. PETERSBURG – An Uber driver is in critical condition after two passengers beat him and knocked him down, the St. Petersburg Police Department said.
Brothers David Moorer, 17, and Salvatore Henderson, 21, were each charged with one count of aggravated battery in connection with the beating of St. Petersburg resident Marvin Carroll, 47.
Police were called about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 7) to the parking lot of the McDonald’s at 1020 34th St. N for a report about a man bleeding. When officers arrived they found Carroll, an Uber driver, who had been beaten and seriously injured, lying on the pavement.
Carroll had been called to pick someone up at the McDonald’s parking lot. When he arrived, police said, several teens and young men got into his vehicle, including Moorer and Henderson.
A relative at the parking lot told the driver not to accept them because Moorer had been reported as a runaway earlier that day. The relative, an aunt,was trying to take Moorer home.
Carroll demanded that everyone to get out of his vehicle. Officers said Moorer and Henderson refused and began hitting Carroll. Once out of the vehicle, Moorerand Henderson punched Carroll, knocking him down. When Carroll fell, he struck his head on the pavement.
Moorer and Henderson left the scene. Officers arrested them a short time later.
Photo shows David Moorer, left, and Salvatore Henderson.
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