Lyft driver killed in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – A 17-year-old whose email address linked him to a series of ride-share carjackings was charged Saturday with fatally shooting a Lyft driver in St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Torian Wilson faces one count each of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 45-year-old Elijah Newman, an immigrant from Ghana. His friend, Elizabeth Hylton, said he was driving for Lyft to save money in the hopes of bringing his children to the U.S. Officers found him dead in a car Thursday night; he had been shot in the torso. Police said detectives found Wilson by tracing his phone, after linking his email address to a series of recently reported carjackings of Uber drivers in the area.

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