Uber Driver Fatally Shoots Passenger on Denver Interstate

DENVER (AP) -
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Police collect evidence from the scene where a silver Nissan sedan, top, being driven by an Uber driver, crashed into a retaining wall along Interstate 25, Friday. The driver of the vehicle allegedly shot and killed a passenger after a confrontation. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

An Uber driver fatally shot a man in a car on a Denver interstate early Friday morning after some kind of altercation.

The unidentified man was shot shortly before 3 a.m. on Interstate 25 and later died at the hospital. The driver was also treated and released from the hospital for unspecified injuries, police spokesman Sonny Jackson said.

Police were still investigating what led up to the shooting and whether or not the man killed was armed. Jackson said the driver worked for Uber, but police still need to confirm that he was working for the ride-hailing company at the time. It doesn’t appear that the two knew each other, he said.

In a statement, Uber said it was “deeply troubled” by the shooting.

“Our thoughts are with the families of those involved. We will continue working closely with police,” it said.

The results of the investigation will be turned over to prosecutors, who will decide whether to file any charges, Jackson said.

The silver sedan the two were riding in crashed into a wall at the end of an on-ramp.