Uber driver shoots and kills would-be robber: Aventura PD

Posted at 4:02 PM, Dec 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-18 18:43:03-05

Authorities say an Uber driver fatally shot a man who was allegedly attempting to rob him early Sunday morning.

According to Aventura Police, the Uber driver picked up a passenger at a condo along the William Lehman Causeway in his black Toyota Corolla.

While driving, the Uber driver was cut off by a silver Dodge Caravan occupied by two people. The driver of the Caravan jumped out with two guns drawn and attempted to rob the Uber driver.

The Uber driver, who has a concealed weapons permit, shot and killed the attempted robber.

The passenger of the caravan got in the driver’s seat and fled. Neither the driver nor his passenger was injured.

Police have not released any further details on the incident.

Uber said in a statement that they are aware of the reported incident. According to company's firearms policy, riders and drivers are prohibited from carrying firearms of any kind while in a vehicle and using the app. Violators may lose access to Uber.


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