According to the 9news.com, Michael Hancock, a 29 years old Uber driver shoot and killed an innocent passenger in Denver. The incident happened this Friday morning and The Denver Police Department confirmed that they arrested the driver as part of an investigation.
As per the court records, Michael Hancock shot his traveler just before 3 a.m. Friday on Interstate 25 close to the University Boulevard exit. However, the victim has since been identified by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner as a 45-year-old Hyun Kim died of multiple gunshot wounds.
The court also revealed that there was a witness found near to the ramp of I-25 and University called 911 a slightly before 2 a.m. Friday. The witness also stated to the court that an Uber driver told him his rider tried to attack him and he shot the passenger.
Denver police said that they arrested Hancock with a gun was taken from him. They also said that he had trouble breathing and was taken to Denver Health, where he was treated and released later on.
Regarding of the incident, an Uber representative said that “We are deeply troubled by the events in Denver today. Our thoughts are with the families of those involved. The driver’s access to the app has been removed, and we will continue working closely with police.”
It is really bad luck for Uber which recently introduced a new feature within its app that allows passengers to share their vehicle’s location and information with law enforcement and emergency responders.
However, as per of the report the driver doesn’t have a criminal history but only had a couple of driving infractions including speeding tickets