Lyft driver in Fresno shot during armed robbery

A Lyft ride hailing vehicle moves through traffic in Manhattan on July 30, 2018 in New York City. (File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police in Fresno said two assailants shot and injured a Lyft driver who tried to defend himself during an armed robbery.

Police said that after dropping off a passenger around 3 a.m. Sunday, the driver pulled over to check his phone when two men approached, pointed a gun at him and demanded money.

The driver told police he agreed to give them money, but instead of reaching for cash he pulled a gun at the suspects. They fired back and hit him in the side before running away.

KFSN-TV reports the driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police were looking for video evidence to help identify the suspects.