According to investigators, a California Marine veteran and father of two was tragically shot and murdered while driving for Uber on Friday morning.
According to authorities, Aaron Orozco, 38, picked up two passengers early that morning and stopped at a Lynwood 7-Eleven for an unexplained purpose before engaging in a violent fight with the two passengers.
According to the police, one of the suspects shot Orozco in the upper chest.
The accused then left in Orozco’s car, which was subsequently found nearby by local police. At the scene, Orozco was declared dead. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Medina, and his two children, a 9-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter.
Orozco was stationed at Camp Pendleton and had previously served three deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Medina told Fox 11 that her husband began working for Uber at night so he could take care of their kids while she worked as a nurse during the day.
They were married for ten years, but they’d been together since high school, Medina said.
Orozco had been working for Uber for four years before the shooting, never having had trouble in the past until the morning of March 24.
Uber stated in a statement that their sympathies are with Mr. Orozco Figueroa’s family as they suffer with this terrible loss. They have suspended the rider’s account and are assisting authorities with their investigation.
Uber informed Fox News Digital that they have expressed their sympathies to the family and that Orozco’s family is entitled to survivor benefits via Intact.
The company’s Public Safety team, which includes former law enforcement officers and paralegals, is ready to help with the continuing inquiry. Uber said that they are cooperating with the investigation and are working closely with police on the matter.
As of Sunday morning, a GoFundMe campaign put up in honor of Orozco and his family had already exceeded its $20,000 target, with more than $36,000 given.
Medina told that she just hope they locate them because they caused this stress in her life and the lives of her family. She is really hoping they capture them.