BALTIMORE — A Maryland mother of three and a grandmother who drove for a delivery service was killed Monday during “a robbery gone bad,” authorities said.
Cheryl McCormack, 51, of Nottingham, was fatally shot while driving for DoorDash, a delivery service, WBAL-TV reported.
According to Baltimore police, two men approached the car around 2:18 a.m. EST and shot McCormack while trying to rob her, the television station reported. McCormack died at the scene, police said.
Jim McCormack said his wife and another man were working for DoorDash when they had car trouble and pulled over on the side of the road, WJZ-TV reported. The car had run out of gas and the man working with Cheryl McCormack went to get some fuel. When he returned, he was accosted by two men, who also demanded money from Cheryl McCormack, the television station reported.
“My guess is my wife can be stubborn and she wasn’t going to give up her money and cellphone,” Jim McCormack told WBAL.
The McCormacks were married for 24 years and had separated, but still lived together, The Baltimore Sun reported. Jim McCormack described his wife as a nice, caring person, who was trained as a paralegal but was between jobs, according to the newspaper.
“We are deeply saddened by this senseless attack and tragic loss of life,” a spokesperson for DoorDash said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with Ms. McCormack’s loved ones during this unimaginably difficult time.”
Police have not made any arrests, WJZ reported.
According to her obituary, Cheryl McCormack is survived by her husband, three children, one grandchild, two brothers and a sister.
“My concerns right now are with the family. I have three kids -- my two oldest are helping me out tremendously,” Jim McCormack told WBAL. “I have a 19-year-old and he’s in shock. And then, I have my brother-in-law, who’s my left arm. And that’s how we look at it.”
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