Nigerian dad shot dead while delivering food in the US

A Nigerian man working as a delivery driver was shot dead while delivering food in Mitchellville, Maryland, United States. 

48-year-old Noel Njoku, a DoorDash delivery driver, was killed on Thursday, August 12.

The father-of-four was found shot multiple times in his car while delivering food to a customer via DoorDash.

Prince George’s County Police said Njoku, a father-of-four, died at a hospital. Detectives are trying to determine a motive and a suspect, police said.

On the announcement of the death of Noel Njoku who lived in Springdale by the Prince George’s County police, his wife and brother wept bitterly, pleading for answers in the hours after his death. 

His brother, Chidi Njoku, told WRC-TV that the deceased was a “peace-loving person” who moved to the United States from Nigeria decades ago. He urged anyone with information about the case to contact the police.

Nigerian dad shot dead while delivering food in the US

Chidi Njoku said: “Please, anybody who has any information, please, please, please — anybody who has any information should come and help us out, please.”

“I want to know who killed my husband,” the victim’s wife said.

The deceased is survived by his wife Noela Njoku, a 15-year-old daughter, a 13-year-old daughter, and 11-year-old twin boys.

His family has set up a GoFundMe to cater for burial expenses and care for the four children.

Njoku only recently started working for DoorDash.

Following his death, DoorDash released this statement: “We are deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence and our hearts go out to the Dasher’s loved ones at this incredibly difficult time. The safety of our community is paramount and we immediately reached out to law enforcement to offer our assistance in any way we can. We are actively working to get in touch with this Dasher’s family to extend our full support.”