A driver for Uber’s food delivery service Uber Eats allegedly fatally shot a customer in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday before fleeing.
After the driver allegedly killed 30-year-old Ryan Thornton in Atlanta’s Buckhead district following a food delivery, he went “on the run.”
“According to police, 30-year-old Ryan Thornton of Atlanta, identified by the medical examiner, ordered food Saturday, Feb. 17 using the UberEATS app. As he was walking away from the driver around 11:30 p.m., words were exchanged between the two,” reported 11 Alive on Monday. “That’s when police say the driver fired several shots, striking Thornton several times. The driver fled the scene in a white Volkswagen. At the time, police have not made any arrests.”
Thornton died from his injuries in hospital.
In a statement, an Uber spokesman claimed the company is “shocked and saddened by this news,” and added, “We are working with Atlanta Police, and our hearts go out to the families of those involved.”
Following this month’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, it was revealed that the shooter Nikolaz Cruz had been driven to the school in an Uber car, while a November lawsuit claimed “thousands” of Uber passengers had been raped, assaulted, and harassed by drivers.
Just last month, a previously deported illegal alien, who worked as a driver for Uber, was accused of raping four women.