VIDEO: Marine veteran killed during Uber carjacking in California

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A California Marine Corps veteran and father of two was shot and killed while driving for Uber on Friday morning.

Aaron Orozco, 38, was driving for the rideshare company when he got into a “physical altercation” with two of his passengers at a 7-Eleven parking lot in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles police.

During the altercation, one of the suspects shot the veteran before fleeing the scene in the victim’s Honda Accord.

Police say Orozco, the driver, suffered a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Meanwhile, the suspects remain at large.

According to authorities, the vehicle was found abandoned a short distance from the shooting.

Orozco’s wife Sandra Medina said, “It just seems like I’m in a nightmare. It doesn’t seem real to me. I haven’t even told my kids yet, they still think dad is going to come through the door.”

The marine corps veteran is survived by his wife of 10 years, his son, 9, and daughter, 3.

In a statement, Uber said, “Our hearts are with Mr. Orozco Figueroa’s family as they cope with this unfathomable tragedy, and we have reached out to offer our condolences. We banned the rider’s account and are working with police on their investigation.”

“I just really hope that they find [the suspects] because … they created this chaos in my life, in my family’s life and now … I don’t have my husband with me and it’s just changed my life around, so I really hope that they do catch them,” Medina said. 


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