Cops say they arrested a 16-year-old girl in connection with the murder of a Queens taxi driver – the latest of five suspects wanted in the fatal beating.
NYPD investigators have charged the teenager with theft of service after she and four others ran away from taxi driver Kutin Gyimah without paying their fare on August 13.
When Gyimah chased the teenagers, they assaulted him, leaving him with life-threatening injuries.
The name of the teenager has not been released because she is a minor. Police arrested the teenager on August 25, but did not announce her arrest until Friday.
After refusing to pay their $70 fare, the five young passengers jumped out of Gyimah’s taxi onto Beach 54th St. and Arverne Blvd. at Edgemere and fled in different directions, according to court documents.
The taxi driver gave chase and had caught up to one of the girls who had gotten into his taxi when suspects Austin Amos and Nickolas Porter, both 20, and two other girls ran and lunged at Gyimah.
Amos allegedly punched the older man in the face until he fell to the ground. Porter and the three girls repeatedly kicked Gyimah while he was down. When the taxi driver got up, Amos punched him in the face twice more, which caused Gyimah to recoil and hit his head on the pavement, according to court documents.
The cops charged Amos with manslaughter, gang assault and robbery. Porter and another 16-year-old girl were also arrested and charged with gang assault and robbery.
A 13-year-old girl involved in the incident has been charged with theft of service, officers said.