Uber Eats driver accused of killing customer indicted on murder charges

An Uber Eats driver accused of killing a customer outside his Buckhead condominium last month was indicted on felony and malice murder charges. 

Robert Bivines’ attorney, Jackie Patterson, has claimed his client acted in self-defense when he fatally shot Morehouse College graduate Ryan Thornton. 

MORE: DA: Uber Eats driver was ‘willing to shoot someone’ over food delivery

Ryan Thornton (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

On Feb. 17, Atlanta police say Bivines delivered Thornton his order and the two exchanged words, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. The entire incident was captured on surveillance video. 

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Gun deaths at highest level in 40 years, CDC says
  2. 2 Priest’s suicide homily, ‘bully’ coach add to family
  3. 3 Obamacare ruling hits home in Georgia

Atlanta police Det. Andre Lowe testified that Bivines, 36, fired four shots from his white Volkswagen Beetle before leaving the scene. 

MORE: Uber Eats driver accused of murdering Morehouse grad had prior conviction 

Patterson has insisted his client acted in self-defense after Thornton approached the delivery driver’s car twice — hands in his pockets — after collecting his food. 

In addition to murder charges, Bivines faces aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony charges. He remains in the Fulton County jail without bond. 

In other news:

More from AJC