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FILE - In this July 15, 2015 file photo, an Uber driver sits in his car near the San Francisco International Airport. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

An Uber driver in Florida shot and killed a would-be armed robber in the street


On Sunday morning, an Uber driver heading to the Fort Laurderdale-Hollywood International Aiport was cut off by a Dodge Caravan. The driver of the minivan got out and pointed two guns and demanded "items." The Uber driver shot and killed the gunman, and the minivan sped off, the (South Florida) Sun Sentinel reports

The Uber driver and his passenger were unhurt, but the driver's actions may have violated Uber rules. Uber doesn't allow drivers to carry guns, even in states where it's legal. The driver had a permit for his gun, CBS Miami reports.

Uber & guns

No charges are expected, since the shooting was in self-defense. The driver has not been publicly identified. 

Uber forbids drivers from having guns but it's almost impossible to enforce, Gizmodo reports. There's no boss to report to and no inspections.

Earlier this year, an Uber driver shot eight people, killing six. Jason Dalton reportedly picked up at least one passenger during his shooting spree, local news media reported.

Some took this as a sign that Uber's policy needed to change.

Others took this as the prototypical example of a "good guy with a gun."

Should Uber let its drivers carry guns?

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