Prosecutors say Uber driver shot passenger from outside car

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Prosecutors say evidence shows that an Uber driver charged with shooting a passenger on a Denver interstate was outside the car when he fired a handgun 10 times, striking the man inside the car six times.

Posted: Sep 28, 2018 7:12 PM

DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors say evidence shows that an Uber driver charged with shooting a passenger on a Denver interstate was outside the car when he fired a handgun 10 times, striking the man inside the car six times.

Judge Shelley Gilman ruled Friday that there is enough evidence for 29-year-old Michael Hancock to stand trial for the June death of 45-year-old Hyun Kim.

The hearing provided the clearest glimpse yet of why prosecutors charged Hancock with first-degree murder. His family has said Hancock was defending himself after being attacked.

A police officer who responded to the scene testified Friday that Hancock told him the car was traveling 70 mph (113 kph) when Kim hit him in the face.

Hancock has not entered a formal plea yet. He remains in jail.

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