Family remembers Lyft driver shot and killed while working in DeKalb County
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A Peachtree Corners family is grieving the loss of their 31-year-old daughter who was killed while driving for Lyft Monday night.
Police say Lauren Allen was shot after a 23-year-old fired at her car multiple times.
According to authorities, Allen was dropping off a passenger who got into a domestic dispute with the suspected shooter, Lerelle Chatman. Responding officers shot Chatman.
“We’re going to miss her,” Allen’s father, Joe Sawyer, said.
Sawyer, who is a Peachtree Corners council member, told Atlanta News First he was able to spend time with his daughter before her death.
“She was the best daughter, I’m glad I got the opportunity to tell her that I loved her,” Sawyer said.
Allen was the mother of three young children and had recently moved out on her own.
Her family says they know she is in a better place.
“She’s up there in Heaven doing what she loved doing down here, dancing,” Sawyer said.
In a statement, Lyft sent its condolences to the family and offered support.
A GoFundMe has been started to help provide for Allen’s three children.
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