Garner, North Carolina — African American taxi driver Elhadji Seck was shot dead by two men over one hundred dollars, according to police.
Investigators said that Javonta La’Keith Williams, 25, and Quinn Louis Giles Giles, 28 called two taxi companies for a ride. However, they ended up taking Seck’s Amigo Taxi.
During the ride, both men attempted to rob the taxi driver of $100, then shot and killed him.
Investigators discovered the taxi driver’s body around 5 a.m. last Thursday in an Amigo Taxi off the side of Poole Road.
Moreover, Williams recently spent jail time for robbing pizza delivery drivers at gunpoint when this incident happened.
Likewise, Giles also had records of finishing parole last month for theft charges.
“He is a father, a husband, a brother to us,” family friend Miriam Diakhate said. “Why did they just kill him for $100? It doesn’t make no sense.”
“He was just such a good guy and a family guy, and now he leaves behind his wife and child,” said his neighbor Claire.
Police arrested Giles on Tuesday evening in a parking lot off Calumet Drive. Meanwhile, investigators apprehended Williams on an outstanding probation violation warrant. After leaving an address on Madelyn Watson Lane in Raleigh shortly after midnight.
Both suspects appeared before court on charges from attempted robbery to first-degree murder.
The victim’s family and friends filled the first rows of the courtroom to show their support for the taxi driver.
“I think it’s not just us who just lost someone,” said a family friend, Ibrahima Ndiaye. “I think the whole Triangle has lost a very key member of this community. He has changed so many different people’s life. For him to be taken away just for $100, I couldn’t find words to tell how much we feel.”