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A 17-year-old whose email address linked him to a number of car pool abductions was accused on Saturday of 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, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Newman, an immigrant from Ghana, went to Lyft to save money in hopes of bringing their children to the United States, her friend Elizabeth Hylton said.
Officers found him dead in a car Thursday night; They shot him in the chest.
According to prosecution records released on Saturday, Wilson admitted he was at the shooting range after nearby police arrested him with a gun that fitted a cartridge case found next to Newman’s body.
Investigators found that Wilson tracked down his phone after linking his email address to a string 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 the police investigate.