Aug 31, 2018

Sheriff says fatal shooting by Uber driver was a "justifiable homicide"

A car seen on a Florida highway. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

An Uber driver who fatally shot a man, citing Florida's "stand your ground" law that allows a person who feels threatened to use deadly force, won't face charges for the shooting, ABC News reports.

What they're saying: The driver, Robert Westlake, said he wished the "whole chain of events didn't happen." Sheriff Grady Judd said "this is a justifiable homicide," CBS News reports. The driver claims the man threatened to shoot him and tailgated Westlake's car before the incident.

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