Suspect, 17, under arrest for fatally shooting Lyft driver

Elijah Newman, 45, of St. Peters was eliminated late Thursday in Baden area

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis City cops have actually apprehended 17-year-old Torian Wilson and charged him with first-degree murder Saturday in the death of Lyft motorist Elijah Newman, 45.

The St. Peters guy was shot and eliminated late Thursday in the Baden area, SLMPD reported. Authorities discovered Newman in his car with a gunshot injury to his upper body, and he later on passed away at the scene, they reported.

Wilson, who resides in the 8500 block of Mora Lane, was likewise charged with armed criminal action, according to the charging file.

The shooting took place right before 11 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of Peggy Court.

Authorities did not supply details on whether Newman was dropping off or getting a rider around the time of his death. Lyft stated it completely eliminated the rider from the platform after knowing of the criminal activity which it would help investigators in the examination.

Lyft launched this declaration: “We are sad by this awful occurrence and our hearts are with Elijah’s friends and family throughout this exceptionally challenging time. Security is basic to Lyft and we stand all set to help police with any examination.” 

Newman is a spouse and a daddy of 5 kids, according to reports. He had actually relocated to St. Peters from Ghana and was working long hours in hopes of bringing his kids to the U.S.

This is an establishing story and will be upgraded as more details appears.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.