Police say Suspect Wanted for Attacking Uber Driver in Grapevine Died in Unrelated Car Crash

GRAPEVINE (WBAP/KLIF)- UPDATE: The search is over for the man accused in the aggravated robbery of an Uber driver.

Police say the suspect, 33-year-old Cesar Soto was involved in a fatality crash in Weatherford on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Grapevine Police were notified of the crash on Monday, May 24, and ensured Soto’s next of kin had been notified prior to releasing the information to the public. “Our goal to get this out to the community was to let them know they were not in danger from this person anymore,” said Amanda McNew with Grapevine police.

She said the department wants to thank law enforcement partners for their assistance and the community for remaining vigilant during the investigation.
The cause of the crash is under investigation but police say Soto was the only death.


ORIGINAL STORY: Grapevine Police have identified a suspect who reportedly stabbed an Uber Driver multiple times and stole his vehicle Thursday.

An arrest warrant for Aggravated Robbery has been issued for 33-year-old Cesar Soto of Lewisville. He has not been located at this time.

Amanda McNew with Grapevine Police say they were able to trace Soto from the account that ordered the ride. She said Police recovered the stolen vehicle and weapon used in the assault. The vehicle was abandoned in a Colleyville neighborhood Thursday morning.

She said on May 11th, just before 7am, the Uber driver was dropping off a passenger outside the Amli apartments in the 400 block of Dallas Road when he allegedly attacked him. Police say the driver was stabbed multiple times before the suspect got in the driver’s seat and drove off.

The victim was spotted by residents in the area who called 911. He was taken to the hospital and is recovering from his injuries.

Soto is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’6”, 180 pounds with black and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a plaid shirt, orange reflective vest and white construction hat.

Anyone who sees the vehicle or suspect should call 911 immediately and avoid any confrontations with the suspect.

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