Uber Driver Who Shot a Man May Not Be Charged

Florida’s “stand your ground” law will be back in the spotlight after an Uber driver, Robert Westlake, shot and killed Jason Boek for approaching his vehicle shouting that he had a pistol.

Boek was not armed, however, but a local sheriff called this case “justifiable homicide all the day,” saying “you have the right to protect yourself.” The incident was caught on Westlake’s dashboard camera.

The Uber driver is a licensed security guard who had just finished police officer training. He is cooperating with the investigation. Uber prohibits its drivers from carrying guns while on the job.