DENVER – A man who police say was shot and killed by his Uber driver on Interstate 25 in Denver in June was intoxicated and was shot six times, according to a newly-released autopsy report.
Hyun Kim, 45, suffered one gunshot wound to the back, one to the chest and four to his right leg and buttocks, the report said. Kim’s blood alcohol level was recorded at .308 g/100 mL.
Other than the gunshot wounds and other injuries associated with the incident, the autopsy found nothing out of the ordinary.
Investigators say Kim was riding with Uber driver Michael Hancock, 29, in the early hours of June 1 when the two got into some kind of altercation and Hancock shot Kim.
When officers arrived on the scene at I-25 near University Boulevard, they found Kim lying on the floorboard of the front passenger seat. They then attempted to perform CPR, but Kim was pronounced dead at the hospital.
While still at the scene, police removed a semiautomatic pistol from Hancock's waistband and located 10 spent 40-caliber cartridges on the highway shoulder.
Hancock was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree murder after deliberation.
The Chicago-based law firm representing Kim’s family claims Uber was “grossly negligent” for not enforcing its own policy on guns prohibiting riders and drivers from carrying firearms.
Uber said it is cooperating with police on the investigation.