Reward for leads in Lyft driver’s death up to $35K

A reward for information leading to an arrest in the shooting death of a Lyft driver increased Tuesday to $35,000.

Friends of the family donated $25,000 toward the $10,000 already offered to help find the person responsible for shooting and killing Shahriar Zolfaghari, the husband of Georgia Assistant Attorney General Camila Wright, Atlanta police Officer Kim Jones said.

Zolfaghari, 36, of Mableton, was working when he was shot and killed early Wednesday in northeast Atlanta, police said.

He was found in his car at the intersection of Rankin Street and Boulevard and had been shot twice.

No arrests have been made, prompting Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta and Gov. Nathan Deal to offer rewards of $5,000 each for leads in the case.

Wright, appointed as Georgia's statewide prosecutor for human trafficking in October 2014, flew all the way to Istanbul to meet Zolfaghari, she said Friday outside the family's Cobb County home. They were married nine months later, and a year ago, the couple welcomed a daughter, Zoya.

“We are broken,” she said Friday. “He loved Zoya. He loved me. And he loved our lives.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

— Staff writer Alexis Stevens contributed to this article.