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Police: Uber driver fired in self-defense, ” the killing of the man

AVENTURA, Fla. – Authorities say a South Florida Uber driver was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot a would-be murderer.

Aventura police spokesman Chris Goranitis said the driver was taking a passenger to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport early Sunday when a van driven by a 24-year-old Kevin DeVincent Johnson cut him off. Johnson came off the bus with a gun in each hand, and confronted Namique Anderson.

The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/2hPXxcw reports Anderson fired four times at Johnson, killing him. Johnson was a shot.

The police say they believe Johnson committing an armed robbery about an hour before the shooting.

Uber officials say the company has a policy against drivers carrying weapons and tell the Herald they are looking into the incident. Anderson was not charged with a crime.

The passenger was not injured.

Aventura is a coastal suburb between Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

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