Uber driver murdered by customer was a Marine combat veteran and father of 2

On Friday morning in a 7-Eleven parking lot situated in Southern California, a 38-year-old Uber driver, who was a Marine Iraq war combat veteran and father of two, was shot and killed following a dispute with two passengers.

Aaron Orozco, who was stationed at Camp Pendleton from 2001 to 2005 and had served three tours in Iraq, is survived by his wife and two children, a 9-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter.

Orozco’s wife, in an interview with Fox station KTTV, stated that she has not told her kids about the tragedy yet and that they “still think that he’s going to come through the door.”

Both Uber and 7-Eleven released statements expressing their sympathy and indicating that they are cooperating with local law enforcement in their investigations.

The incident occurred at 1:30 a.m. when one of the passengers pulled out a gun in the midst of the altercation, resulting in a gunshot to the chest of the Uber driver. The suspects absconded, leaving the vehicle behind.

As of now, there has been no word of any arrests.