Published: Wed, February 21, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Uber-eats driver allegedly shoots customer, now in custody

Uber-eats driver allegedly shoots customer, now in custody

The shooting occurred at around 11:30 p.m. on February 17. He was arrested and transported to jail Monday for booking on charges related to the murder, according to a spokeswoman with the Atlanta Police Department.

"According to police, 30-year-old Ryan Thornton of Atlanta, identified by the medical examiner, ordered food Saturday, Feb. 17 using the UberEATS app". Bivens was an Uber Eats delivery partner only and did not drive passengers.

"This is a case where my client had no choice but to defend himself", he said. The 30-year-old man died from multiple gunshot-inflicted injuries, NBC affiliate WSBTV says. Drivers for the company pick up the food and deliver it to the customer.

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It's unclear exactly what happened leading up to the shooting, but witnesses said that words were exchanged between the two men.

He fired several shots from his auto, hitting Thornton multiple times and fled in a white Volkswagen, Atlanta police told NPR.

After a few words were exchanged between them, the driver reportedly shot Thorton from his auto and fled the scene in his Volkswagen vehicle. "After walking away, Thornton returned to the vehicle, put a hand in his pocket, and told Bivines, "'I'm going to f-- you up, '" Patterson says, per WGCL.

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Uber drivers aren't allowed to carry guns, per the company's policy.

An UberEats delivery driver is wanted by cops for fatally gunning down a customer in Atlanta.

'We have been working with the Atlanta Police Department and the driver can no longer access the app'.

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"Morehouse faculty, staff, and administrators on Monday were shocked and saddened by the news of Thornton's death".

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