UberEats Driver Kills Customer During Delivery In Atlanta

Robert Bivines, 36, arrived at the Atlanta condominium of 30-year-old Ryan Thornton around 11:30pm Saturday after a $27 food order was placed at Tin Lizzy's through the Uber Eats app, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WXIA.

Police said that Thornton received his food order by 11:30 PM, and walked away from the delivery auto.

Witnesses told investigators Thornton and the driver got into some sort of argument before the driver started shooting from inside the auto, striking Thornton several times, according to WAGA-TV. Thornton, who was struck in the torso, died later at a hospital.

There have been no arrests in the case. However, Thornton's uncle told 11Alive "Ryan was a good boy".

Bivines fled the scene after the shooting. Bivines is now being held up at the Fulton County Jail as he is facing felony murder charges.

After Bivines turned himself in, his attorney Jackie Patterson said that his client was threatened by Thornton and believed he was reaching for his gun.

A man was shot and killed at 2870 Pharr Court South on February 17, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

Uber Eats has a policy of no weapons allowed on the job, but it's unclear if the company performs routine checks on its drivers to ensure they're abiding by the rules.

If you've never heard of Uber Eats, it's a smartphone app that many people use to order take-out.

Bivines is scheduled to appear in court for the first time on Tuesday. "We are working with Atlanta Police, and our hearts go out to the families of those involved".

"Morehouse faculty, staff, and administrators on Monday were shocked and saddened by the news of Thornton's death".