Fi­ancee: Slain Lyft driver was sav­ing for dream wed­ding

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Local News -

CLEVE­LAND » A Lyft driver fa­tally shot in Cleve­land was try­ing to earn ex­tra money to pay for a dream wed­ding, his fi­ancee said.

Tyra Ford said she and 32-year-old Mourice Foster be­came en­gaged in March and planned an out­door wed­ding next July, Cleve­ re­ported .

Foster was fa­tally shot, and a 31-year-old fe­male pas­sen­ger was wounded early Mon­day on Cleve­land’s east side when some­one fired 10 rounds at his car as he dropped off the woman. Foster was shot four times and was pro­nounced dead at the scene. The woman was shot once in the arm and is re­cov­er­ing.

“He wanted to give us the dream wed­ding we both wanted,” Ford said.

Po­lice ar­rested a man Mon­day then re­leased him af­ter con­clud­ing he wasn’t a sus­pect.

It’s un­clear why the gun­man shot at Foster’s car.

Foster worked in a factory and had four chil­dren rang­ing in age from 3 to 13, Ford said. She said their ex­tended fam­ily in­cluded her 13-year-old child who Foster treated as his own.

“Ev­ery­thing he did, he did for the kids,” Ford said. “He was def­i­nitely a go-get­ter. He wouldn’t rest un­til he made sure his fam­ily was to­gether.”

Ford said she and Foster be­came friends more than a dozen years ago when they were co-work­ers at a dol­lar store and be­gan dat­ing two years ago.

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