Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202

720-913-2000
Beth.McCann@denverda.org

News Release

June 7, 2018 Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025

Uber Driver Charged in Shooting Death of Passenger (Hancock)

NEWS RELEASE

June 7, 2018

Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025

 

 

UBER DRIVER CHARGED IN SHOOTING DEATH OF PASSENGER

 

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann has formally charged an Uber driver in the shooting death of a passenger last Friday.

 

Michael Hancock (dob: 07-24-1988) is charged with one count of murder in the first degree-after deliberation (F1).  The charge was directed filed in District Court today.

 

The charge alleges that early in the morning of June 1, 2018, on I-25 near University Boulevard, the defendant shot and killed his passenger, 45-year-old Hyun Kim.

 

The defendant’s first appearance in District Court has not yet been scheduled.

 

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The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.     See Colo. RPC 3.6