Police officer charged in Lyft driver’s murder

FULTON COUNTY, GA – An officer from the Atlanta Police Department (APD) is facing charges for the alleged murder of his Lyft driver. The officer, Koby Minor, was taken into custody by the Union City Police Department. He resigned from APD, effective immediately, on the same day as his arrest.

Union City Police were called to South Fulton Parkway, at the intersection of Stonewall Tell Road, before 1 a.m., upon receiving reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, they found a man dead from gunshot wounds. The deceased has since been identified as 35-year-old Reginald Folks from Atlanta. 

Minor, who was still at the scene, has been identified as the responsible party who allegedly shot the driver while being given a Lyft ride to his residence.

Minors’ charges include murder and aggravated assault. According to the APD, he was already on leave due to a separate case, during which time his department-issued firearm was withheld. He was hired by APD in July 2018 and was placed on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest in Milton in December 2023 for charges relating to drug possession and control.

Following the incident, Lyft expressed its readiness to assist law enforcement with their investigation and have taken steps to ban the rider’s account from the Lyft community permanently. They have also reached out to support the loved ones of Folks. The investigation into the fatal shooting is ongoing.