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Tucson police identify man accused of shooting at Uber driver

Larry Nichols, 29. (Source: Tucson Police Department) Larry Nichols, 29. (Source: Tucson Police Department)
An Uber driver has been taken to a hospital after being shot by pellets from shotgun. (Source: Tucson News Now) An Uber driver has been taken to a hospital after being shot by pellets from shotgun. (Source: Tucson News Now)
(Source: Tucson Police Department) (Source: Tucson Police Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson police have identified the man accused of shooting at an Uber driver on Monday, Oct. 3. 

Larry Nichols, 29, is facing three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

He is currently being held at the Pima County Jail. 

Around 2:15 a.m., Tucson police responded to a Circle K at Grant Road and Columbus Avenue after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired in the area, according to a media release.

A man on scene told police he was an Uber driver, and was dropping a passenger off in the 1900 block of North Madelyn Avenue, when several shots were fired into his door and window with what appeared to be birdshot.

The driver fled the area with the passenger and went to the Circle K, where he called 911. 

He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, but the passenger was not hurt.

During this time, another man was in the 1900 block of North Madelyn Avenue and encountered a man who pointed a shotgun at him.

He ran and called police. 

Officers located a man matching the description provided and he was detained without incident.

Officers canvassed the area and located a shotgun and other items of evidence.

Detectives say at this time, it does not appear that the Uber driver or passenger were targeted.

The investigation is ongoing.

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