Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Michael Andre Hancock Uber Shooting Incident

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June 1, 2018  Michael Andre Hancock Uber Shooting Incident 1 killed 1 arrested Denver police identified the suspect as Uber driver Michael Andre Hancock, 29 who told a witness by that he shot  his passenger Hyun Soo Kim, 45, several times in self-defense after a conflict and being attacked while on the Interstate 25 freeway [7] Denver Post reported the passenger was shot multiple times in the 2:45 a.m. shooting, “Ten bullet cartridges were found at the scene of the shooting,” the newspaper reported .He is also accused of crashing into a barrier on the side of the freeway, and would not talk to police without a lawyer [8]  The victim found lying on the floor below the car's front passenger seat. Police say Hancock had trouble breathing after officers arrived and was taken to a hospital for treatment.  [11] Police announced that “There appears to be a conflict between an Uber driver and his passenger. The passenger did suffer gunshot wound or wounds and was transported to the hospital where subsequently he was pronounced dead a short time later,” Hancock is African American, Kyun Kim is Asian Korean. He was later arrested and  held in jail for investigation of first-degree murder [2] June 7 Hancock who refused to make a statement to police was charged in fatal shooting with first-degree murder  and was in need of a lawyer  though he told a witness and his wife says it was in self defense.

In his defense, Friends call Hancock a devout Christian man who wasn't shy about talking faith ...[21] Hancock's wife told Heavy: “Michael has been driving for Uber for over 3 years. He had NOTHING but positive reviews with 4.9 stars. I pray Uber will speak on Michael’s positive driving history with them. Michael, my husband was attacked. Michael is the best husband in the world. He is so attentive and loving to my sons and I. We have been married for 6 years. Our anniversary is this month including Fathers day. We just want Michael home after all he’s been through. Michael is also a community leader I have tons of letters from younger people, school peers and other Uber drivers who were touched by him(he is a councilor for troubled youth, artist, student). We want him home!!!” [14]   Mother says her son has a concealed carry permit. because he used to work as a security guard Fox31 described Hancock as a devout Christian. Stephanie Hancock told Heavy  “He’s a husband, a father, a college student. He works two jobs,” "We are devout Christians and my son is a loving caring person. Many would speak to his character"  9News interviewed Phillip Smith, a pastor with the Colorado Christian Fellowship where Hancock visited  “Michael is one of the most gentle people I know and [one of] the kindest souls I know," said Smith. "He’s a good father." [20]  Kim's family did not speak with the press.


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Michael Hancock: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com he used to work as asecurity guard, she said.  a student at the Art Institute of Colorado,
wife told Heavy: “Michael has been driving for Uber for over 3 years. He had NOTHING but positive reviews with 4.9 stars. I pray Uber will speak on Michael’s positive driving history with them. Michael, my husband was attacked. Michael is the best husband in the world. He is so attentive and loving to my sons and I. We have been married for 6 years. Our anniversary is this month including Fathers day. We just want Michael home after all he’s been through. Michael is also a community leader I have tons of letters from younger people, school peers and other Uber drivers who were touched by him(he is a councilor for troubled youth, artist, student). We want him home!!!”

news conference. 

Hancock’s mother spoke to 9NEWS in Denver, who revealed that her son works as a counselor in a youth group home. As with many Uber drivers, Hancock was driving for the ride sharing service to make some extra money on the side.

The mother said her son is a hard-working married father.


 “He’s very sweet,” Hancock’s friend, Ellisia Pagan, said to Fox 31 Denver. “I wouldn’t know him to be negative to anybody.” He has no criminal history in Colorado, according to The Washington Post.



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  1. Crime in Colorado Wikipeida An Uber driver in DenverColoradoUnited States, fatally shoots a passenger after a conflict on the Interstate 25 highway. A portion of the highway is placed on lockdown following the incident. (NBC News via MSN)
  2. Uber driver held after fatal shooting of passenger in Denver - CNN.com  Uber driver was taken into custody Friday morning after his passenger was shotand killed, Denver police said. Michael Andre Hancock, 29, was being held in jail for investigation of first-degree murder, a police press release said. ... Andrew Hasbun, an Uber spokesman, said ...
  3. Uber driver Michael Hancock: Police find passenger fatally shot in  [claimed self defense] a ...Washington Post   telling a witness he had fired several times in self-defense, police said
  4. Uber Shooting: Denver Police ID Passenger Who Died, Arrest Driver Police have identified the suspect as a 29-year-old man. The victim was a 45-year-old Englewood resident. By Jean Lotus, Patch Staff | Jun 1, 2018  Police identified the accused gunman as Michael Andre Hancock, 29. He was arrested Friday afternoon and is facing a murder charge
  5. Uber driver Michael Hancock: Police find passenger fatally shot in a ... Washington Post told a passerby his Uber passenger attacked him early ... morning, telling a witness he had fired several times in self-defense, police said. Michael Andre Hancock, 29, was arrested and held with no bond, ...
  6. Uber Driver Homicide: Family Raises Funds For Lawyer | Denver, CO ...  Patc  and believer who is currently in custody for self defense with your ...
  7. Uber Driver (Michael Hancock) Shoots/Kills Passenger on Denver ... Eurweb 3 days ago - Denver police identified the suspect as Michael Andre Hancock, 29, ... Hyun Kim, several times in self-defense after being attacked while on the ...[8]
  8. [8] Wochit: Denver police are saying that an Uber driver fatally shot his passenger. According to a motorist who called 911, the Uber driver said he was attacked by the passenger. The driver then crashed his vehicle into a concrete barrier on the side of the highway. The driver supposedly shot the passenger in self defense. The driver has been identified as Michael A. Hancock and will not speak to the police without an attorney. http://www.newser.com/story/260074/co... comments: File ThisFact (account terminated for spam)  THIS VIDEO IS DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER AND IS BIASED BECAUSE THE MAN CHARGED IS AFRICAN AMERICAN.First, Uber drivers should have cameras in their vehicles. Secondly, a friend of Michael Andre Hancock, age 29, stated that he is a gentleman and regularly attends church. He was a former security officer and has a license to carry a concealed weapon. Third, he has a clean criminal background and no prior incidents as an Uber driver for three consecutive years. Therefore, this incident is likely self defense.
  9. Denver police find Uber passenger dead, arrest driver - Portland Press Herald. times in self-defense, police said. Michael Andre Hancock, 29, was arrested and held with no bond, according to Denver County Jail records.
  10. Uber driver held without bond in death of rider - The Coloradoan has not been charged and it's not clear if he has a lawyer Court records show Hancock has no criminal record in Colorado. His father told KDVR-TV that his son is married with two children, works as a counselor at a home for troubled boys and attends college.
  11. Uber  driver arrested in fatal shooting of Denver rider - WLUC   Police say Hancock had trouble breathing after officers arrived   according to a partially redacted police report, 29-year-old Michael Andre Hancock declined to discuss the shooting on Interstate 25 with investigators without a lawyer. victim killed was found lying on the floor below the car's front passenger seat. Police say Hancock had trouble breathing after officers arrived and was taken to a hospital for treatment. He was arrested later in the day on investigation of first-degree murder. [11]
  12. An Uber driver fatally shot a passenger on I-25, police say - Denverite   told a witness that he opened fire after his customer tried to attack him.. partially redacted police report, Michael Andre Hancock, 29, declined to talk to investigators about the shooting on Interstate 25 just before 3 a.m. without a lawyer.  The witness called 911 and passed the phone to Hancock, who identified himself to the dispatcher, the report said.  After police arrived and an officer placed handcuffs on Hancock and removed a semi-automatic pistol from his waist band, police said he had trouble breathing. Hancock was taken to a hospital for treatment. He was later arrested
  13. Police: Denver Uber driver told witness he was attacked before fatally shooting passenger Denver7 – The Denver Channel Friends wonder why victim was out so late he was a gooed guy. Uber does not allow guns. 
  14. [14]Michael Hancock: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com he used to work as asecurity guard, she said.  a student at the Art Institute of Colorado,  wife told Heavy: “Michael has been driving for Uber for over 3 years. He had NOTHING but positive reviews with 4.9 stars. I pray Uber will speak on Michael’s positive driving history with them. Michael, my husband was attacked. Michael is the best husband in the world. He is so attentive and loving to my sons and I. We have been married for 6 years. Our anniversary is this month including Fathers day. We just want Michael home after all he’s been through. Michael is also a community leader I have tons of letters from younger people, school peers and other Uber drivers who were touched by him(he is a councilor for troubled youth, artist, student). We want him home!!!”

    news conference. “There appears to be a conflict between an Uber driver and his passenger. The passenger did suffer gunshot wound or wounds and was transported to the hospital where subsequently he was pronounced dead a short time later,” 


    Hancock’s mother spoke to 9NEWS in Denver, who revealed that her son works as a counselor in a youth group home. As with many Uber drivers, Hancock was driving for the ride sharing service to make some extra money on the side.

    The mother said her son is a hard-working married father.

    “He’s a husband, a father, a college student. He works two jobs,” Stephanie Hancock 

    We are devout Christians and my son is a loving caring person. Many would speak to his character

     “He’s very sweet,” Hancock’s friend, Ellisia Pagan, said to Fox 31 Denver. “I wouldn’t know him to be negative to anybody.” He has no criminal history in Colorado, according to The Washington Post.

    mother also told 9NEWS that her son has a concealed carry permit. That’s because he used to work as a security guard

    Fox31 described Hancock as a devout Christian.
  15. Victim in Uber shooting leaves behind wife and child | FOX31 Denver  Hyun Soo Kim, 45, of Englewood was shot and killed by his Uber driver early Friday morning, according to authorities. ... The Uber driver, 29-year-old Michael Hancock of Aurora, was arrested. ... Hancock’s classmates at the Art Institute of Colorado say police should give their friend the benefit of the doubt. They said they believe Hancock’s actions must center on self-defense. “I hope he gets out very soon and could come back to school,” classmate Catrina Martinez said.
  16. Details about Denver Uber driver facing 1st degree murder for killing ... Rolling Out. Hancock called 911 to report the shooting after crashing his silver Nissan sedan into the median.
  17. Uber says it is 'deeply troubled' after one of its drivers shot and killed ...www.dailymail.co.uk/.../Uber-says-deeply-troubled-one-drivers-shot-killed-father-one-p...4 days ago - Uber driver Michael Hancock, 29, is accused of shooting dead his passenger Hyun Soo Kim, 45, who was a married father-of-one on a Denver ...
  18. AsAm News | Uber Driver Accused of Killing Passenger
  19. Passenger in Uber shooting leaves behind wife and child - Daily Mail
    ▶ 1:59 Hyun Soo Kim of Englewood was fatally shot by his Uber driver. Michael Andre Hancock. Kim leaves behind ...
  20. Driver allegedly shot, killed passenger during in-app ride, Uber confirms [20] 9news  Phillip Smith, a pastor with the Colorado Christian Fellowship where Phillip Smith, a pastor with the Colorado Christian Fellowship where Hancock visited also spoke with 9NEWS.  “Michael is one of the most gentle people I know and [one of] the kindest souls I know," said Smith. "He’s a good father."  ... DPD detective found 10 spent 40 caliber cartridges near the site of the shooting.  The court document obtained by 9NEWS says Hancock declined to speak with the detectives without an attorney. Uber confirmed that Hancock has had access to the driver app for nearly three years, and Friday's incident was associated with an in-app trip. research done by 9NEWS, the driver doesn’t have a criminal history. A court database shows the driver had a couple of driving infractions including speeding tickets police found Kim on the floorboard of the front passenger seat suffering from gunshot wounds.
  21. Victim in Uber shooting leaves behind wife and child | FOX31 Denver  

Uber driver charged with first-degree murder after fatal shooting of ...
https://www.mirror.co.uk › News › US News › Murder2 days ago - Michael Andre Hancock, 29, who had worked for Uber for more than three years, is accused of shooting Korea-born Hyun Kim.

Uber driver arrested after passenger is shot dead - New York Post
https://nypost.com/2018/06/02/uber-driver-arrested-after-passenger-is-shot-dead/
Jun 2, 2018 - Michael Andre Hancock, 29, was being held without bond in the Denver ... Police said they removed a semi-automatic pistol from Hancock's ...

Uber driver Michael Hancock: Police find passenger fatally shot in a ...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../police-find-an-uber-passenger-fatally-shot-in-a-cras...Jun 2, 2018 - Michael Andre Hancock, 29, was arrested and held with no bond, according to Denver County Jail records. He is being investigated for ...

Uber Driver Michael Andre Hancock Formally Charged In I-25 ...
https://www.cpr.org/.../uber-driver-michael-andre-hancock-formally-charged-in-i-25-...
Denver District Attorney Beth McCann announced that Michael Andre Hancock was charged after last Friday's killing of Hyun Kim.

Uber driver charged in fatal shooting of passenger in Denver - CNN June 7, 2018  https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/07/us/uber-driver-shooting-denver/index.html  Michael Andre Hancock, 29, is accused of shooting Hyun Kim, 45, early ... charged with first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a passenger, the Denver District Attorney's Office said Thursday. unclear whether he has an attorney.A woman who identified herself to CNN affiliate KMGH as Hancock's ...woman who identified herself to CNN a ffiliate KMGH as Hancock's wife told the Denver-based station earlier this week that he was acting in self-defense. "We know that 100%," she said. The woman told KMGH that they needed a lawyer for her husband.  received a call at about 2:45 a.m. on Friday from a man on an Interstate 25 on-ramp, who said: "There was a guy, an Uber driver, who said his ride tried to attack him and the driver shot him."
Police arrived and found a man lying on the front seat floorboard of a Nissan sedan with gunshot wounds, 

Uber driver held after fatal shooting of passenger - CNN - CNN.com
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/01/us/uber-driver-shooting-denver/index.html
Jun 2, 2018 - Michael Andre Hancock, 29, was being held in jail for investigation of ... cause to believe that Michael Hancock discharged the Ruger pistol, ...

Sister Defends Uber Driver Held On Suspicion Of Killing Passenger ...
denver.cbslocal.com/2018/06/06/uber-driver-sister-facebook/
Police say Michael Andre Hancock, 29, shot and killed a passenger, 45-year-old Hyun Kim, early Friday morning. Hancock's car crashed on ...

Court grants extension to file charges against Uber driver accused in ...
kdvr.com/.../court-grants-extension-to-file-charges-against-uber-driver-accused-in-fat...
DENVER -- The Denver District Court granted the state of Colorado an extension to file charges against Michael Andre Hancock, the Uber ...