Uber driver fatally shoots passenger on interstate in Denver: police

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DENVER — An Uber driver who fatally shot a passenger has been arrested, police in Denver said Friday.

Michael Hancock, 29, was arrested Friday on suspicion of first-degree murder in the shooting on an interstate.

Authorities said Hancock shot a man in a car shortly before 3 a.m. after some kind of altercation, and the man later died at a hospital.

Police haven’t released any other details about what led up to the shooting.

Hancock hasn’t been charged, and it’s not clear if he has a lawyer.

It will be up to prosecutors to decide whether or not to pursue a murder charge or any other criminal charges against him.

Police spokesman Sonny Jackson says the driver worked for Uber, but police still need to confirm that he was working for the company at the time of the shooting.

Uber says it’s “deeply troubled” by the fatal shooting involving one of its drivers.

The ride-hailing company says in a statement Friday that its thoughts are with the families of all those involved and that it will continue to work closely with police.

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