An Uber Eats driver was murdered and dismembered by an MS-13 gang member after delivering his meals, police say

  • A person is charged with killing and dismembering an Uber Eats driver who delivered meals to his house.
  • The driving force’s spouse reported him lacking after he did not return house from making deliveries.
  • The native sheriff referred to as the crime “demonic.”

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is charged with homicide and different offenses within the slaying and dismemberment of an Uber Eats driver who had introduced meals to the assailant’s home, authorities stated Tuesday.

Oscar Solis Jr., 30, is charged with killing the driving force throughout a supply Wednesday at a house in Vacation, Florida, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco stated at a information convention. The stays have been discovered on the home in trash luggage and a cooler, which additionally contained a receipt with Solis’ identify on it, in response to a police affidavit.

“This was a horrific crime of ardour,” Nocco advised reporters. “This was demonic. What he did was demonic.”

Solis faces expenses of homicide whereas engaged in a theft, failure to register as a convicted felon and for a parole violation, jail information present. Solis was launched from an Indiana jail in January after serving 4 years for an assault and housebreaking conviction, Nocco stated. He moved to the Florida house about three months in the past.

The case comes amid a number of current random shootings of individuals across the U.S. who approached strangers’ properties, together with a pair in Davie, Florida, whose automobile was fired at after they have been making an Instacart supply however become the flawed driveway. They weren’t injured.

Jail information didn’t checklist an lawyer who might communicate on Solis’ behalf. A jail mugshot reveals Solis’ face is roofed with tattoos, and Nocco stated he was affiliated in Indiana with the violent MS-13 gang.

In Florida, the 6-foot-4, 315-pound Solis labored safety at a strip membership, in response to the affidavit.

Proof collected within the case consists of blood present in numerous locations round the home and a key fob belonging to the sufferer that was discovered on Solis’ dresser, on high of his pockets. The affidavit additionally says the sufferer’s automobile was discovered deserted a brief distance away, and inside have been a trash bag containing blood-soaked rags and towels, a Door Sprint bag like one the sufferer carried and an employment time card with Solis’ identify on it.

Investigators additionally obtained surveillance video from the home exhibiting the sufferer making the meals supply and, later, two Hispanic males carrying heavy trash luggage exterior. The opposite man, who labored as a driver for Solis, has not been charged.

The sufferer had been reported lacking by his spouse after he by no means got here house from his Uber Eats deliveries. Uber advised investigators the sufferer’s final reported location was on the Solis house.

Pasco County is simply north of Tampa, Florida, on the Gulf coast.