Uber driver killed by his passenger in Petersburg, Crime Insider sources tell Jon Burkett

Posted at 12:18 PM, Jul 12, 2023

PETERSBURG, Va. — Crime Insider sources tell Jon Burkett an Uber driver was shot and killed by their passenger in the southern part of Petersburg Tuesday night.

Petersburg Police said they responded to a car crash just before 10 p.m. in the 500 block of Halifax Street.

The driver was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound inside the car. Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was later identified as 48-year-old Kirk Nims.

Police responded to another emergency call in the area of S. Sycamore Street while they were investigating the crash on Halifax. That's where they found the suspect in the deadly shooting, although it is not clear how they made that connection at this time.

19-year-old Imarion Jones was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of felony, police said.

Anyone with information that could help detectives is asked to call Petersburg Police at 804-732-4222 or Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212 or text the keyword pdcash followed by the tip and send to 274637.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email to send a tip.

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