Georgia cab driver, Army vet found shot to death in vehicle, police accuse two teens of murder

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Source: MEGA: Sconiers Funeral Home

Apr. 9 2021, Updated 10:33 a.m. ET

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A Georgia cab driver was found shot to death in his taxi last month and now authorities say that two teenagers are responsible for his killing.

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Police officers were called around 1:30 a.m. on March 25 to a car crash and then they arrived, they found the driver, Paul Lokey, 50, with gunshot wounds, police said.

Lokey was rushed to a nearby hospital and he was pronounced dead a short time later, authorities said. A 41-year-old passenger in the cab was also injured, police said.

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Jarius Roland, 16, was charged this week with murder in connection to the death of Lokey, according to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

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Javeon Stephens, another 16-year-old, was also arrested and charged with the murder of Lokey, according to detectives.

A Georgia law states that police are authorized to charge juveniles as adults for serious crimes.

According to Lokey’s obituary, he was an Army veteran and leaves behind his wife and three daughters.


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