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Denver Uber driver testifies he shot rider after attack

Posted at 5:08 PM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 19:08:27-04

DENVER (AP) — A Denver Uber driver told a jury his passenger made sexual advances and attacked him before the driver fatally shot the man.

The Denver Post reports Michael Hancock testified Monday that Hyun Kim attacked him after he threatened to pull over and force Kim out of the vehicle for touching him and making unwanted advances.

Authorities say Kim died in June 2018 when Hancock fired 10 rounds from a handgun and struck Kim six times.

The 31-year-old Hancock says he feared for his life and shot Kim in self-defense when the 45-year-old passenger punched him and pulled his hair.

Prosecutors say Hancock planned to kill Kim, whom they say was drunk and did not get out when the car arrived at his destination.

Closing arguments in the murder trial are expected this week.