Jun 26, 2023

US woman shoots Uber driver she believed was kidnapping her

A US woman has been charged with murder after shooting an Uber driver she thought was kidnapping her, police say. According to police in the border city of El Paso, Texas, Phoebe Copas believed she was being taken into Mexico. Police documents further explain that after thinking she was being kidnapped, Copas pulled a gun from her handgun and shot the driver in the head. The car then hit barriers before coming to a stop. Copas - who is from Kentucky but was visiting her boyfriend - is alleged to have then called the emergency number 911, took a photo of the driver and texted it to her boyfriend. "The investigation does not support that a kidnapping took place or that Piedra was veering from Copas' destination," El Paso police statement said.

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