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.

Michael Hancock (credit: CBS)

The Denver District Attorney’s office announced that Michael Hancock is being charged with first degree murder.

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Hancock has been in the Denver Jail since June 1 when the murder took place.

Hyun Kim (credit: CBS)

He told officers the passenger, 45-year-old Hyun Kim, attacked him, so Hancock fired his gun.

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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.

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Police said a total of 10 shots were fired.

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