Police looking for suspect after North Carolina bus driver shot, killed

Published 7:32 am Thursday, February 17, 2022

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Police are looking for a suspect who shot and killed a North Carolina transit system bus driver.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said officers responding to a call about a shooting at around 9:30 p.m. last Friday found a Charlotte Area Transit System bus that had gone off the road. The officers also located a bus driver who had been shot, according to a news release.

The driver, identified as Ethan Rivera, 41, was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. He died on Saturday at a local hospital, police said.

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There were four passengers on the bus and the time of the shooting and none was hurt, police said.

On Tuesday, police released photos of the suspect’s vehicle, described as a 2003 to 2005 black Honda Pilot with running boards.

Those with information should call 704-432-TIPS (8477) to speak to a homicide detective, Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or use Tipsoft to text the tip to TIP372.