Report: Uber driver shot customer following altercation on Johns Island

VIDEO: Report: Ride share driver shot customer following altercation on Johns Island

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston police say they believe an altercation led a ride share driver to fatally shoot a customer in his car on Johns Island.

The shooting happened at 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday in the 2700 block of Maybank Highway and involved an Uber driver.

When officers arrived on scene they found a deceased male victim.

“He died from apparent gunshot wounds,” CPD officials said."The offender was also still on scene."

An incident report states that the person who called 911 was standing outside of a blue Chevy cruise holding a cell phone, 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 states 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."

Police are continuing the investigation.

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.”

A car can be seen with a damaged window at the scene of a shooting involving a ride share driver and a customer on Johns Island.
A car can be seen with a damaged window at the scene of a shooting involving a ride share driver and a customer on Johns Island. (Source: Live 5 News)
Charleston police say they believe an altercation led a ride share driver to fatally shoot a customer in his car on Johns Island.
Charleston police say they believe an altercation led a ride share driver to fatally shoot a customer in his car on Johns Island. (Source: Live 5 News)

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