Three people have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Wilkinsburg, Pa. woman. Police say Keiauna Davis, 28, was shot and killed for her tax refund money.
Davis had just received her income tax refund of $3,000 during her lunch break at the Dollar General where she worked.
Police say that as Davis left work on foot, she was followed by three people in a Toyota Corolla. The Toyota was driven by Kaijin Scott. Riding shotgun with him was Dane Taylor. Not in the car at the time was Davis’ co-worker Laya Whitley.
The Toyota pulled in front of Davis at the 1700 block of Laketon Road. Taylor exited the vehicle and chased Davis while Scott got out and pretended to be fixing the car’s tire.
When Taylor caught up to Davis a struggle ensued. Scott produced a gun and fired several rounds, striking Davis once.
Taylor fled with Davis’ purse and her cell phone. The suspects tossed Davis’ purse out of the vehicle window as they fled the scene.
Davis is seen on nearby surveillance video crawling toward the sidewalk.
Officers found Davis laying on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound. She was rushed to U.P.M.C Presbyterian Hospital where she died.
Investigators later located the Toyota in Penn Hills Township. The vehicle was registered to Kaijin Scott’s mother, who told police that her son was driving the car during the time of the murder.
Scott tells police that he drove Taylor to pick up money from Davis. He said he saw Taylor shoot Davis. They drove to Taylor’s house where they split the $3,000 cash between themselves.
Scott said they also drove to the Dollar General store where Lara Whitley and Davis were co-workers.
Police obtained work schedules that showed Whitley and Davis worked the same shift on the day she died.
Investigators found text messages from Taylor on Whitley’s iPhone.