Police arrest 13-year-old girl in death of New York taxi driver Kutin Gyimah


NEW YORK (PIX11) – Police arrested a 13-year-old girl on Tuesday in connection with the death of a New York taxi driver.

The girl, charged with gang assault and theft of service, is the fourth person arrested in the case. Police had previously arrested a 15-year-old girl and two 20-year-old men. The most serious charges were brought against Austin Amos, who was charged with manslaughter, gang assault, assault and theft of services.

Kutin Gyimah, 52, was killed while chasing passengers who had jumped out of his taxi without paying, police said. When Gyimah caught up with the group, they reportedly surrounded him and started punching and kicking him. He collapsed to the ground at one point and suffered a fatal head injury, officials said.

Gyimah leaves behind four young children and a widow. Abigail Barwuah, Gyimah’s widow, said she just wanted justice in the case. She said any suspects should turn themselves in.

“Even if they are not caught by man, God will bring them in”, said Barwuah.

Police had said they were looking for a total of five suspects in connection with Gyimah’s death. The individual still wanted by the police is also a teenager. The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers offered a $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, by downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).


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