CHANDLER, AZ — A 60-year-old Uber driver was arrested after authorities said he fired a gun and injured a passenger in a roadside altercation, KNXV-TV reported.
According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Peter Caso allegedly got into a verbal dispute with two passengers in his car while he was driving for ride-share service Uber.
Caso pulled over, stopped the car and demanded the passengers exit his vehicle, officials said.
During the conflict, Caso allegedly threatened to spray the passengers with disinfectant before he procured a firearm and shot two rounds toward the ground, the Arizona Republic reported.
Deputies said one of the bullets ricocheted and hit a victim in the leg.
Caso fled the scene, but one of the victims was able to snap a photo of his license plate and provided the information to police.
Caso was arrested Friday at his home. He faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, endangerment and disorderly conduct.
An Uber spokesperson said Caso no longer has access to the platform.
Cox Media Group