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Man tells police he was celebrating unemployment check when he fatally shot driver in the head

Lloyd Amarsingh – Upper Darby Township PD

Brian Linder


An Upper Darby Township man told police he was celebrating recently receiving his unemployment check by riding around in his car with his gun, and listening to loud music, when the gun accidentally discharged and killed another driver, according to a report from the Centre Daily Times.

Lloyd Amarsingh, 28, turned himself into police after they circulated images of a white Audi Sedan that was captured speeding away from the scene by surveillance cameras, according to the report. It was at that scene that police say they found 56-year-old Jim Hunt unconscious inside of his Mercedes and bleeding from a gunshot wound to the head back on March 25.

Amarsingh is now facing a third-degree murder charge along with involuntary manslaughter and a weapon charge, according to the Times.

The report said surveillance cameras caught the white Audi pull up next to Hunt’s Mercedes and stop before taking off again and running a red light. Amarsingh reportedly told police he was “reclining in the driver’s seat and removing the magazine from his gun,” when it accidentally discharged. He told police that is when he sped off through the red light, the Times said.

Hunt’s death was ruled a homicide by the Montgomery County Medical Examiner.

Amarsingh is reportedly being held without bail.

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