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Marine veteran who survived three tours in Iraq, Afghanistan killed driving an Uber in California

Marine veteran who survived three tours in Iraq, Afghanistan killed driving an Uber in California

Orozco had completed three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan
A California Marine veteran and father of two was fatally shot and killed Friday morning while driving for Uber, according to police.

Aaron Orozco, 38, picked up two passengers early that morning and stopped at a Lynwood 7-Eleven for an unknown reason before he got into a physical altercation with the two passengers, police said.

One suspect shot Orozco in the upper torso, cops said.

The suspects then fled in Orozco's vehicle, and it was later located by local authorities a short distance away. Orozco was pronounced dead at the scene. He leaves behind his wife, Sandra Medina, a 9-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter.

"It just seems like I’m in a nightmare. It doesn’t seem real to me," Medina told Fox 11. "I haven’t even told my kids yet, they still think dad is going to come through the door."

Orozco had been based out of Camp Pendleton and had previously completed three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Medina told Fox 11 her husband had started working for Uber at night so he could care for their children while she was working as a nurse.

Orozco had been working for Uber for four years before the shooting, never having had issues in the past until the morning of March 24.
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