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In this file photo, the signature pink mustache of ride-booking company Lyft sits on the hood of a vehicle during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

December 02, 2016

Woman killed in attempted robbery of New Jersey Lyft riders

TRENTON, N.J. — Police in New Jersey are searching for a man who they say fatally shot a woman during an attempted robbery of three passengers in a vehicle operating under the ride-hailing service Lyft.

Mercer County prosecutors say the incident began when the unknown assailant hopped into the back of the car Wednesday night in Trenton and demanded the passengers' money.

A gunshot was fired and the suspect fled as the Lyft driver sped off.

Police say 27-year-old Amber Dudley was struck in the torso. The Collingswood woman was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police have not released the names of the Lyft driver or Dudley's fellow passengers.

The investigation is ongoing.