DoorDash driver shot to death while making delivery in Paterson | Paterson Times

DoorDash driver shot to death while making delivery in Paterson


A woman making a DoorDash food delivery on Harrison Street was shot and killed Friday night, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Petra Rhoden, 43, of Paterson, was shot while making a delivery in the area of 259 Harrison Street. She then tried to drive off, but crashed a short distance away, authorities said.

Police arrived at Harrison Street and Rosa Parks Boulevard at around 10:22 p.m. on report of a shooting in the area. Police found Rhoden in the driver’s seat of the vehicle that crashed through a fence and struck a shed.

Rhoden had apparent gunshot wounds and was immediately given cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). She was taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center where she died from her injuries a short time later, authorities said.

Detectives continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.

  • Paterson Resident

    Andre when are you going put in place a state of emergency and a curfew?

  • peejay1954

    this is sickening. my heart goes out to her family

  • Ablej

    Stop and frisk and for every 1 who gets mad blame the criminals not the city