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The Prudential tower in Boston.

MANSFIELD — The Pawtucket man accused of killing a Boston cab driver allegedly shot the cabbie because he refused to take him to Mansfield, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Phillip Foy, 34, was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of murder, armed carjacking and unlawful possession of a firearm related to the fatal shooting near the Prudential Center late Tuesday morning.

The victim, Luckinson Oruma, 60, a father of five, was carjacked and shot. He died afterwards at a hospital.

Foy allegedly got into Oruma’s cab just before 11 a.m. and asked to be driven to Mansfield, according to published reports.

When Oruma refused, prosecutors say, Foy allegedly told him, “You’re going to move this cab or I’ll move you.”

Prosecutors did not say why Foy wanted to be driven to Mansfield.

After his demand was refused, Foy allegedly got out of the cab, pulled Oruma out of the front seat and shot him.

He then stood over Oruma’s body and continued shooting, according to published reports.

Oruma was shot nine times, prosecutors said.

Foy allegedly drove away in the cab but abandoned it nearby along with the gun and his shoes, prosecutors said. He was arrested outside a nearby Shaw’s grocery store.

Foy was ordered held without bail. He is scheduled to return to court July 9 for a probable cause hearing.

David Linton may be reached at 508-236-0338.

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