Uber driver shoots and kills a male passenger on a Denver highway

Denver police on Friday arrested on an Uber driver who they say shot dead his passenger during a dispute overnight. 

Michael Hancock, 29, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the shooting on Interstate-25 that left one man dead. 

Hancock has not been formally charged. It will be up to prosecutors to decide whether or not to pursue a murder charge or any other criminal charges against him.

The incident took place at around 2.45am while the ride-sharing vehicle was traveling in the southbound lanes of Interstate 25 near University Boulevard.

According to investigators, the Uber driver called 911 to report the shooting.

Booked: This booking photo shows Uber driver Michael Andre Hancock, who was arrested Friday on suspicion of first-degree murder in the shooting of his passenger

Booked: This booking photo shows Uber driver Michael Andre Hancock, who was arrested Friday on suspicion of first-degree murder in the shooting of his passenger

First responders in Denver are pictured placing a man on a stretcher after he was fatally shot by his Uber driver overnight 

First responders in Denver are pictured placing a man on a stretcher after he was fatally shot by his Uber driver overnight 

The silver Nissan crashed into the median on I-25 after the deadly shooting at 3am 

The silver Nissan crashed into the median on I-25 after the deadly shooting at 3am 

Officers who responded

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