16-year-old girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver

16-year-old girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver

According to prosecutors, Wasni was seen walking through Walmart around 3 a.m. Tuesday before walking outside without paying for a machete or knife she was carrying.

The third Uber was driven by Grant Nelson.

Commentators on her Facebook page speculated if Wasni may have been part of a teen gang and had sought initiation rites?

He had been working for Uber since February 2016, and was well-regarded by his riders, according to a company spokesperson.

Detectives believe Wasni - a high school student who lives with her single mother - was looking for trouble and took at least three Uber rides in the hours before the murder.

Nelson lived with his parents and worked as a waiter, while driving for Uber and Lyft after his shifts. A woman who matched the description given by Nelson was found hiding behind a nearby building.

Gravely injured, Nelson staggered into a condo lobby begging: "Help me!"

Wasni allegedly drove off in Nelson's auto, struck a median and then ran off. When she ignored commands to lower the knife and machete, officers subdued her with a stun gun and placed her in handcuffs.

Police are calling the first homicide in Lincolnwood since 2006 an "isolated incident".

Police were alerted to the horrific crime when they received 911 calls that a man was screaming for help in the area. She had the machete in one hand and a knife in another. Police warned her that she would be shot with a Taser if she did not drop the weapons, and when she did not comply an officer used the Taser. Ultimately, Eliza Wansi was Tased at the scene. They say Wilson told them he was a driver for the ride-sharing service Uber and that his passenger stabbed him.

Prosecutors said that Nelson, a resident of Wilmette, picked the girl up shortly after 3am Tuesday in Lincolnwood. Unfortunately, doctors were unable to save his life.

The teen charged in Nelson's murder is slated to appear in bond court Wednesday afternoon.

Here's everything you need to know about Wasni.

As Heavy reports, Grant Nelson's sister has spoken out about her brother's character in the aftermath of his violent murder.

As the family - including Grant Nelson's brother Todd, sister Alex and father Leonard - prepared to lay him to rest Friday, friends and family recalled him as gracious, amusing and well-read. "He didn't deserve this fate", she said.

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