Tuesday, December 20, 2016
LA: Uber Driver Shoot Carjacking Suspect
According to police, an Uber driver picked up a passenger from the Ritz Carlton Hotel just before 1:30 a.m. While stopped at a red light at the intersection of North Rampart Street and Canal Street a man, later identified as 28-year-old Andre Satcher, a got out of a silver sedan with a gun and demanded that the driver and the passenger get out of the vehicle. Both of the victims complied.
As the driver was exiting the vehicle, he grabbed his pistol off of the car door and began shooting at the Satcher. A hotel bellman who was standing nearby was shot in the hand. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for his injury.