DENVER (CBS4) – Days after an Uber driver was arrested and charged with first degree murder, his sister took to social media to defend him.

Michael Andre Hancock (credit: CBS)

Police say Michael Andre Hancock, 29, shot and killed a passenger, 45-year-old Hyun Kim, early Friday morning. Hancock’s car crashed on Interstate 25 near University Boulevard.

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Two days after his arrest, Hancock’s sister posted to her Facebook page saying he was a community leader in Aurora and Denver. Kilisha Venable-Beasley says he held two jobs, while going to school and working on his own business.

Venable-Beasely went on to say Hancock was attacked by Kim and fired 10 shots in fear for his life.

“There appears to be a conflict between an Uber driver and his passenger,” said Sonny Jackon, a Denver Police spokesman.

Police have not released any more details about the investigation. Hancock was placed on a no bond hold on Saturday.

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