DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver Uber driver who is charged with shooting and killing a passenger on Interstate 25 last week now faces a murder charge.
The Denver District Attorney’s office announced that Michael Hancock is being charged with first degree murder.
Hancock has been in the Denver Jail since June 1 when the murder took place.
He told officers the passenger, 45-year-old Hyun Kim, attacked him, so Hancock fired his gun.
The car crashed on the ramp from southbound University Boulevard to I-25 early in the morning and the southbound lanes of I-25 were closed for several hours as investigators studied the crime scene.
Police said a total of 10 shots were fired.