Ronnie Collins, 21, was charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted robbery in connection with the brazen daylight slaying of the 22-year-old Daly City man, prosecutors said.
Uwakah, who was home for Thanksgiving from college in Los Angeles, was reportedly sitting in his parked car near Youngblood Park when he was shot about 3:30 p.m. Sunday as¿ his girlfriend looked on.
According to court documents, Uwakah and his girlfriend had advertised the PlayStation 4 console for sale on Instagram, where Collins reportedly responded expressing interest. Plans to meet at the Bayview District park began over the photo's comment thread, where Collins reportedly posted using his real name and photograph.
When Collins met the couple at the park, he made sure the console was in the car before reaching in through the car window with a gun in his hand, court documents say. Uwakah reportedly pushed the gun away and told Collins he "could just have the game," at which point Collins allegedly shot the man four times.
While Uwakah tried to drive away from his suspected shooter, he was eventually overcome by his injuries and his girlfriend was forced to take the wheel, court documents say. She leaned over her injured boyfriend and tried to drive him to the hospital until 911 dispatchers told her to pull over and wait for paramedics.
Uwakah was taken by ambulance to San Francisco General Hospital. where he was pronounced dead about 4:30 p.m.
Authorities served a warrant on Collins' home the next morning, and he was arrested while trying to run from police, District Attorney George Gascón said. Inside, authorities discovered the cellphone Collins reportedly used to direct Uwakah to Youngblood Park, and confiscated it as evidence.
"It's truly disturbing that this defendant took another man's life over a PlayStation 4 video game console," Gascón said. "If you are buying or selling anything online please use caution and take steps to protect yourself. Make sure you are dealing with someone credible -- as this incident illustrates, a small lapse in judgment could cost you your life."
Collins, who was arrested Monday, was arraigned on the charges Wednesday in San Francisco Superior Court, and remains in jail in lieu of $5 million bail.