Ghanaian man starting life in US killed by unknown assailant

Elijah Newman

A 45-year-old Ghanaian man, Elijah Newman has been murdered in America.

Elijah Newman was shot and killed in the Baden neighborhood Thursday night while working as a Lyft driver.

It’s unclear at this time if he was picking up or dropping off a customer.

He was shot in the torso and died at the scene. “He just wanted to come to St. Louis to have a new start. He was driving Lyft and, unfortunately, he lost his life,” said friend Elizabeth Hylton.

Newman had moved to St. Peters from Ghana and was working as a Lyft driver.

Newman was working long hours to help raise enough money to bring his kids to the United States.

“That was his goal in life, to make sure his family was going to be successful and his family and children would thrive in life,” Hylton said. 

Written by GhLinks Media

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