Police: Uber Driver Shoots, Kills Suspected Armed Robber


Police in Aventura, Florida, say an Uber driver shot and killed a suspect during an alleged armed robbery early Sunday morning.

According to WSVN, police say the driver was traveling down the William Lehman Causeway with a customer when he “was cut off by a car with two occupants.” The passenger of the car then allegedly “got out, carrying two guns and attempted to rob the Uber driver.”

The driver responded by pulling his own gun and shooting the suspect dead. The driver of the suspect’s car then drove off, and “police are currently searching for a gray Dodge Caravan.”

The Uber driver has a concealed carry permit.

Breitbart News previously reported that an Uber driver with a concealed permit stopped an attempted mass shooting in Chicago. According to the Chicago Tribunethe driver was watching “a group of people” walk in front of his car on North Milwaukee Avenue on April 17, 2015, when 22-year-old Everardo Custodio allegedly “began firing into the crowd.” The Uber driver pulled his own gun and “fired six shots at Custodio,” wounding him in “the shin, thigh, and lower back.” No one but the would-be mass shooter was harmed.

After the incident in April 2015, Uber banned concealed carry for its drivers and passengers.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of “Bullets with AWR Hawkins,” a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.