CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) — Charleston police say they believe an altercation led an Uber driver to fatally shoot a customer in his car on Johns Island. The shooting happened at 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday on Maybank Highway. When officers arrived on scene they found a dead man. “He died from apparent gunshot wounds,” CPD officials said. “The offender was also still on scene.” An incident report said that the person who called 911 was standing outside of a blue Chevy Cruze holding a cellphone, and the victim was in the back seat of the car. “Investigators believe an altercation occurred inside of the ride-share vehicle between the driver and the customer, which led to the driver shooting him,” Charleston police officials said. A report said that all parties involved have been identified and no charges have been filed. “Police consider this to be an isolated incident,” CPD officials said. “There is no reason to believe there are any on ongoing threats to the community.” Uber released the following statement: “Our thoughts are with those impacted by this incident, and we will work with law enforcement to assist with their investigation.”


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