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A 17-year-old whose email address linked him to multiple carpool kidnappings was charged Saturday with shooting and killing a Lyft driver in St. Louis.
Torian Wilson faces charges of first degree murder and armed criminal acts in the death of 45-year-old Elijah Newman, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Torian Wilson, 17, charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action…. Accused of Shooting and Killing Lyft Driver in North City.
Newman, an immigrant from Ghana, went to Lyft to save money in hopes of bringing her children to the United States, said her friend Elizabeth Hylton.
Officers found him dead in a car Thursday night; She was shot in the chest.
According to prosecution records released Saturday, Wilson admitted that he was at the shooting range after nearby police arrested him with a weapon that matched a cartridge found next to Newman’s body.
Investigators discovered that Wilson tracked down his phone after linking his email address to a series of car thefts recently reported by Uber drivers in the area, police said.
Lyft said in a statement that he was “sorry” and promised to help police investigate.