Uber driver dead, security guard detained after shooting near Union City nightclub

AJC file photo: John Spink
AJC file photo: John Spink


An Uber driver is dead and a security guard was detained Tuesday night after the two exchanged gunfire at a Union City business, police said.

Union City police responded to Citizens Lanes bowling alley and Cru-Lounge along Goodson Connector Road around 10:40 p.m. regarding the shooting. The Uber driver, who was identified as 21-year-old Philip Appiah, was fatally wounded and died on scene, an incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution states.

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The security guard remained on scene and was detained. Turner did not say if the guard was injured in the shootout.

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No other information was released.

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