Back Bay Shooting Victim ID'd; Cab Driver Was Father Of Five

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Crime scene markers in the area where police say Phillip Foy shot Luckinson Oruma Tuesday. (James Rojas/WBZ NewsRadio)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Pawtucket, Rhode Island man was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Wednesday in the brazen daylight shooting of a cab driver near the Colonnade Hotel in Boston's Back Bay.

Prosecutors say Phillip Foy, 34, shot and killed Luckinson Oruma Tuesday morning. WBZ-TV reports that Foy pulled Oruma, a father of five, out of his cab and shot him nine times after Oruma allegedly refused to give him a ride to Mansfield.

Prosecutor John Verner says Foy demanded the ride, and when Oruma declined, Vermer says Foy told the driver, "You're gonna move this cab, or I'm gonna move you."

Man Killed In Daylight Shooting In Boston's Copley Square; Suspect ID'd
Man Killed In Daylight Shooting In Boston's Copley Square; Suspect ID'd
A man was shot and killed Tuesday morning near the Colonnade Hotel and Boston's busy Copley Square.

Foy faces charges of murder, armed carjacking, and firearms offenses. He was ordered held without bail, and is due back in court July 9.

He hid his face during his appearance in court.

Oruma's sons described their father to WBZ-TV as a loving father who loved Boston sports and gardening.

“I wish my dad didn’t suffer, hope he didn’t suffer,” Princewill Oruma, one of Luckinson’s sons, told WBZ-TV. “Trying to shop for a good gift for my father for Father’s Day, but at this point I’ll be shopping for funeral homes.”

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