Elijah Newman, 45, of St. Peters was killed late Thursday in Baden neighborhood
ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Metro police have arrested 17-year-old Torian Wilson and charged him with first-degree homicide Saturday within the demise of Lyft driver Elijah Newman, 45.
The St. Peters man was shot and killed late Thursday within the Baden neighborhood, SLMPD reported. Police discovered Newman in his car with a gunshot wound to his torso, and he later died on the scene, they reported.
Wilson, who lives within the 8500 block of Mora Lane, was additionally charged with armed legal motion, in response to the charging doc.
The taking pictures occurred simply earlier than 11 p.m. Thursday within the 1200 block of Peggy Courtroom.
Police didn’t present data on whether or not Newman was dropping off or selecting up a rider across the time of his demise. Lyft stated it completely eliminated the rider from the platform after studying of the crime and that it could help detectives within the investigation.
Lyft launched this assertion: “We’re heartbroken by this tragic incident and our hearts are with Elijah’s household and mates throughout this extremely troublesome time. Security is prime to Lyft and we stand prepared to help regulation enforcement with any investigation.”
Newman is a husband and a father of 5 youngsters, in response to stories. He had moved to St. Peters from Ghana and was working lengthy hours in hopes of bringing his youngsters to the U.S.
It is a creating story and shall be up to date as extra data turns into obtainable.