Police: Atlanta man dies after dispute with UberEATS driver

A food delivery ended in a terrible tragedy after a man in Atlanta was allegedly shot dead by an UberEATS driver.

Investigators are still searching for the driver who police say opened fire and killed the victim identified as  30-year-old Ryan Thornton in an Atlanta suburb.

According to local media, Thornton placed a food delivery order via UberEats on Saturday and went outside his apartment complex to pick it up. Witnesses claim Thornton and the driver exchanged words and someone inside a white Volkswagen opened fire before it left the complex.

The victim was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital where he later died.

UberEats said in a statement. "We are shocked and saddened by this news. We are working with Atlanta Police, and our hearts go out to the families of those involved." 

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Teacher scandals, crimes and accusations throughout history
Mary Kay LeTourneau, the former teacher who pleaded guilty to raping a 13-year-old student and then having a child from the affair. Le Tourneau would later marry the student, Vili Fualaau, and the two would have two daughters together.

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John Mark Karr, is the teacher who falsely confessed to killing  child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.

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Debra Lafave pleaded guilty in 2005 to sexual encounters with one of her middle school students.

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Tad Cummins, a former Tennessee high school teacher accused of kidnapping a teenage student and taking her from Tennessee to California.


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Pamela Smart, a former high school media coordinator was convicted of enlisting several teenagers to murder her husband. 

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Rachel Respess (L) and Shelley Dufresne, both high school teachers in Louisiana, were arrested in 2014 on suspicion of having group sex with a 16-year-old boy at one of the teacher's apartments, according to authorities.

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Samantha Lee Ciotta is accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage student while she was a high school English teacher and cheerleading coach at Beaumont High School in California. 

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Former teacher James Hooker left his wife and children to  move in with his 18-year-old student, Jordan Powers. The two reportedly briefly broke up after Hooker was arrested on charges of sexual assault against another student back in 1998.

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Christopher Paul Neil, a former teacher, is a convicted sex offender who gained notoriety for the digitally-distorted images of his face he posted online.

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