Kentucky man shoots teenager, attempts to flee grandmother’s home in Uber ride: Cops

Source: Louisville Metro Corrections

Sep. 2 2021, Published 5:17 p.m. ET

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A Kentucky man allegedly fatally shot a man and then tried to later flee from authorities in an Uber, police said.

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On Sept. 1 around 4:25 p.m., Mario Marks, 18, was driving a vehicle in Louisville with 21-year-old Derrick D. Stover in the back seat. Stover pulled out a gun and fired at Marks, who then rear ended another car, a witness told police, according to television station WAVE.

Following the shooting and car crash, Stover fled the vehicle. Marks was rushed to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Detectives, with the help of a police surveillance helicopter, located the suspect entering a second vehicle about 45 minutes after the shooting.

Officers stopped the vehicle, which an arrest report stated was an Uber ride, and found the shooting suspect in the back seat.

According to the arrest report, the Uber picked Stover up at his grandmother’s residence. The grandmother allegedly told investigators Stover ran into the back of her home, changed his clothing, said he was involved “in a shootout,” and revealed to her where he had ditched the gun, the arrest report states.

Detectives allegedly found a shirt in the trash at the grandmother’s home that matched one Stover was wearing at the time of the shooting.

Stover faces murder, tampering with evidence, and wanton endangerment charges. He was being heldat the Louisville Metro Corrections on a $1 million cash bond.


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