HAYWARD -- A man fatally shot in a car before crashing in a Bank of America parking lot over the weekend has been identified as Mahmoud Wahba, of Hayward.
Wahba, 62, was found unresponsive behind the wheel of a car on Sept. 28 at 4:38 a.m. near a Bank of America at 24548 Clawiter Road, according to Hayward police Sgt. Mark Ormsby. He was suffering from major head trauma after crashing his car over concrete car stops and into a tree.
Police initially believed Wahba had been in a single-car crash, but doctors confirmed he had been shot after they discovered a bullet in his head during a CT scan, court papers show. He died Sunday.
Alexis Ericiga, 21, and Andrea McFall, 26, both of Hayward, have been charged with murder with special-circumstances in Wahba's death. Police said the duo lured him to an ATM at 24548 Clawiter Road in Hayward with the intent to rob him.
According to a probable cause affidavit, family members told police Wahba was a retired cabdriver and that he continued to take fares in his black Lincoln Town Car. They also said it was not unusual for him to take phone calls in the middle of the night to pick up fares.
On Sept. 28, one of McFall's family members called police and told them his sister-in-law "was upset because her boyfriend shot a taxi driver at an unknown location the night before."
The next day, McFall visited the Hayward Police Department and told investigators that she and Ericiga needed money to leave for Mexico, the affidavit states. They decided to contact a taxi driver that they had gotten a ride from before.
She said that during a previous trip, the driver touched her leg inappropriately and made her feel uncomfortable, and that when she told Ericiga, he got angry and wanted to hurt the driver, the affidavit states.
McFall was able to calm her boyfriend down, but he told her to keep the driver's number for future rides, according to the affidavit. She went on to say that on the day of Wahba's death, she and Ericiga drove around looking for a car to steal to take to Mexico and that he told her to call the cabdriver.
The affidavit states McFall told police she called Wahba and told him that her car was broken down at the Bank of America parking lot. She also admitted to luring him there to rob him of any cash he had on him, police said.
Before Wahba arrived, McFall allegedly said she assumed Ericiga was going to use a Taser on the victim then take his money.
When Wahba pulled into the parking lot, Ericiga walked up to the driver side of the car, spoke to him, then pulled out a .22-caliber revolver from his back waistband and shot him, the affidavit states.
Ericiga got back into a car with McFall and told her to drive off, the affidavit continues.
The couple made off with nothing in the attempted robbery Saturday, police said.
Both Ericiga and McFall were arrested Monday in the parking lot of a Taco Bell restaurant at 21600 Foothill Blvd. on suspicion of murder, robbery and conspiracy, and remain in custody at Santa Rita Jail without bail.
When officers arrested Ericiga, they found a .22-caliber revolver in his possession, the affidavit states. Ericiga then admitted he shot Wahba to show McFall that he could protect her, the affidavit continues.
They were set to appear at the Hayward Hall of Justice this week to enter a plea on their respective charges but the case was postponed until Oct. 17, an Alameda County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Friday.
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