Autopsy: Uber shooting victim was drunk at time of death

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DENVER -- The man who was allegedly shot by an Uber driver was drunk when he was killed, according to an autopsy report released Monday.

The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner released the report on its autopsy of Hyun Soo Kim, 45, the man killed on Interstate 25 near University Boulevard on June 1.

The autopsy results found Kim had a blood alcohol content of 0.308, nearly four times the legal limit for a driver.

The autopsy report also found he was shot six times and the matter of death was a homicide.

Most of the shots came from behind. That fact stood out to former Denver Police Department officer Jim Ponzi when he read the report.

“All you can say about it is that the entrance wounds were in the back and came out somewhere, either the side or the front, and that there were no significant burn marks indicating that the muzzle of the weapon was extremely close to the victim," said Ponzi, a Regis University professor.

Ponzi said the blood alcohol level was extremely high and indicates Kim was not in possession of all of his faculties.

Uber driver Michael Hancock, 29, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder after deliberation.

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