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Ride share driver allegedly fires gun during confrontation with passengers in Phoenix

The driver allegedly threatened to spray the passengers with disinfectant. And the driver reportedly pulled out a gun and shot one round towards the ground.
Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies have located a ride share driver accused of discharging a gun during a confrontation with passengers.

Uber driver, Peter Caso, 60, was arrested at his residence for one count of aggravated assault, one count of assault with intent of injury, one count of disorderly conduct with a weapon and four counts of endangerment.

Deputies responded to a shooting call at the intersection of Alma School Road and Loop 202 just before 1 a.m. Friday morning. 

Deputies found two people who said they were passengers of a ride share service. 

During the ride the passengers and driver argued. The driver pulled off the freeway at Alma School Road and stopped the car. 

The passengers got out of the car and a confrontation ensued. 

The driver allegedly threatened to spray the passengers with disinfectant. And the driver reportedly pulled out a gun and shot one round towards the ground. 

The shot ricocheted and hit one of the passengers in the leg, deputies said. The person received minor injuries, but was patched up at the scene. 

The driver left the scene before deputies arrived.

This is an ongoing investigation.