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Uber driver to go on trial in passenger shooting in Denver

An Uber driver charged with murder in the shooting of a passenger in Denver is set to go on trial.

Jury selection was scheduled Monday for Michael Hancock, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 45-year-old Hyun Kim in June 2018. Prosecutors have said evidence shows Hancock fired from outside the car at Kim, who was inside.

Hancock told police that Kim hit him in the face while the car was going 70 mph (113 kph) on Interstate 25.

Hancock’s family has said he was defending himself after the passenger attacked him.​​​​​​

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