The city of Denver, CO, where a jury today found an Uber ride-share car driver not guilty of murder in connection with the shooting death of a passenger, a case that brought to light the company’s policy on their drivers carrying guns. (Source: pixabay.com)
In an update to a story we reported on here at Liberty Park Press last year, a jury in Denver, CO, today has acquitted an Uber ride-share car driver who had been charged with, among other things, first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of one of his passengers.
The driver, Michael Hancock, who is no relation to Denver’s mayor of the same name, was found not guilty on the charges after the jury in his trial deliberated for a couple of days. According to KUSA-TV, family members of the defendant reacted with intense celebration following the announcement of the verdict.
The incident in question happened in June of last year. Hancock was accused of fatally shooting passenger Hyon Kim on I-25 near the Denver University campus. Defense attorneys, reported the TV station, argued the shooting was in self-defense while prosecutors suggested otherwise, that they had proved he had intent to kill Kim.
The shooting last year brought to light Uber’s company policies on drivers carrying guns, which they do not allow.