- Associated Press - Thursday, April 4, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Uber is being sued by the estate of a man who was shot and killed by a ride-share driver earlier this year.

The Albuquerque Journal reports James Porter’s estate is seeking damages from Uber and the driver, Clayton Benedict.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday in state district court contends that Uber knew, or should have known, that by hiring Benedict, it would create an unreasonable risk to individuals who used its services.

Police have said that the shooting happened March 17 after Benedict picked up Porter and a friend and an altercation broke out along Interstate 25.

Benedict and Porter’s friend were interviewed by police after the shooting. Benedict hasn’t been charged.

Police say once the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the district attorney’s office for review.

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