Powell, citing court documents, admitted to the investigators who shot Garland after calling for a ride on the White 2013 GMC Acadia using his Lyft account. Records reported that Garland claimed to the police that he had only shot the driver because he "screwed him in and tried to steal his money." The
document also reported that Powell repeatedly called for shooting self-defense, claiming that Garland turned around and tried to grab money from his hands.
He confessed that he had dumped Garland's body on the side of the road. The police reportedly documented.
After stealing Acadia, according to Fox 59, he bought a new seat cover from the police, vacuumed the shell casing, changed clothes, and then in the stolen vehicle of the family. He said he was heading for the event.
Powell initially said he decided to drive away after seeing the car door open while the engine was running while he was walking, but later. Fox 59 reported that he found a man dead near Acadia before admitting the shooting.
The detective knew he had ordered a ride from Garland, Fox 59 reported.
Garland was found on the side of the road and was later identified from an ongoing investigation of the missing person,police said.His wife reported that he had gone missing the night before he was discovered Thursday morning, Fox 59 reported.
According to authorities, the victim's car was found later that day in Merrillville, Indiana, and was owned by Powell.
The ride-sharing company was instrumental in investigating the murder, police said.
Powell was preliminarily charged with murder and robbery, police said.