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New Orleans police officer fatally stabbed while driving for Uber; video of attack posted on Facebook, officials say

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New Orleans police arrested a man who allegedly killed his Uber driver at the end of a ride, filmed the aftermath and posted it on Facebook, officials say.

Brandon Jacobs, 29, reportedly told investigators with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office that he stabbed the victim, Yolanda Dillon, 54, after a drive to the Travelodge by Wyndham New Orleans West Harvey Hotel on Thursday afternoon “because he wanted to kill someone.”

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a stabbing in the hotel parking lot just before 3:00 p.m.

Dillion, who was driving for Uber when she was stabbed, worked for the New Orleans Police Department. She was a budget administrator in their tax department for the past 10 years, according to NBC affiliate WDSU. Dillion was found inside a car suffering from multiple stab wounds and taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The sheriff’s office apprehended Jacobs at the hotel hours after the incident and charged him with second-degree murder, according to a news release.

“Our investigation has shown that the victim was an Uber driver providing a ride to Jacobs from a location in New Orleans to the hotel,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “When the ride ended, Jacobs stabbed her several times before exiting the vehicle.”

Jacobs allegedly admitted to investigators that he stabbed Dillion at the end of the ride, filmed the aftermath and posted it on Facebook before heading to the hotel where he already had a room.

The suspect also allegedly said he picked Dillion at random “because he wanted to kill someone”, according to police.

It’s unclear at this time if Jacobs has an attorney.

TJ Swigart contributed.



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