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An Uber driver has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing a passenger in Denver, prosecutors said.

Michael Hancock, 29, is accused of shooting and killing his Uber passenger, 45-year-old Hyun Kim, early Friday on I-25, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said. A witness described seeing a man slumped down in a silver sedan pulled over on the side of the road, according to the probable cause statement.

The article goes on to state the following:

Kim was shot several times, according to the statement.

According to the Denver Post, Hancock’s family said the suspect was acting in self-defense, protecting himself from being beaten in the head.

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