Veteran Suspect in Shooting an Uber Driver

DALLAS, TEXAS (CBS) — A Dallas Uber driver was sent to the hospital Tuesday morning after being shot.

When officers arrived at the Lakewood on the Trail apartment complex around 1:00 a.m. they found a wounded Uber driver, his passenger and John Beaty White performing first aid.  The driver was shot in the chest.

Police say the suspected gunman, John Beaty White, is facing aggravated assault charges.

The 33-year-old served in the U.S. Army on the front lines 11-Brovo Infantry.

Police said White pulled a gun, fired several rounds, hitting the driver. They believe Beaty misunderstood the interaction as a robbery or worse and unloaded waking up every neighbor nearby just after 1 a.m.

Police believe his post traumatic stress disorder may have triggered what happened.

According to officers the passenger had been drinking and when they pulled up in front of the apartments, he showed the driver a gun in a case he was carrying.

The driver told police he and the passenger were discussing guns and were passing the passenger’s gun back and forth.

Police have not released the names of the other people involved.

 

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