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Police: Uber driver arrested in connection with shooting of passenger

Denver police have arrested an Uber driver accused of shooting and killing a passenger early Friday morning. 

Reuters reported that Michael Andre Hancock, 29, was being held in Denver County Jail without bond in connection with the shooting. 

According to police, Hancock told a motorist on the side of a highway that he had shot a passenger who had tried to attack him, Reuters reported.

 

Authorities found a man suffering from gunshot wounds in a vehicle stopped on a ramp, according to Reuters. The victim was identified as Hyun Kim, 45. 

Police said they later found a semi-automatic handgun in Hancock’s waistband, and recovered 10 spent 40-caliber cartridges from the side of the road. 

In a statement, Uber said that it had revoked Hancock’s access to the ride-sharing app, adding that it was “deeply troubled” by the arrest. 

“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,” Uber said.

Hancock had been a contract driver for Uber for nearly three years.

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