SAVANNAH, Ga. — A Georgia woman accused of driving drunk when she shot a Lyft driver in the chest during a late-night ride in downtown Savannah has been charged with murder, according to police.
Shante Michelle Tucker, 22, of Stone Mountain, Georgia, was charged Tuesday night.
The 29-year-old victim, Juan Carlos Soria, was pronounced dead after the shooting on Monday night, according to police.
Soria, of Baltimore, is a veteran of the Navy and as a heavy equipment operator, the Navy says.
Lyft says its employees pulled over and called police after the shooting, and that the driver's family members recognized the man and picked him up. The company says Soria's family planned to be notified of his death.
Once the Lyft driver and family learned of the death, the company provided a tip line for anyone who wished to make a donation to Soria's wife and their children.
"Our hearts go out to the family of the Lyft driver who was tragically killed in Savannah. In the future, we plan to conduct training on what to do in this type of situation, including how to handle these types of events," the company said in a statement.
Tucker's Facebook profile describes her as a former South Carolina community college student.
"I fell off the track," Tucker wrote last November. "Money is scarce."