I don’t know the particulars of this, but a fair guess would be that this animal posed as if he needed help and then shot these people. Why else would you stop for a lone male at night? If so, Derbyshire’s advice to non black kids was spot on.
I keep a loaded gun in my truck. Picked up a hitchhiker “once” in Alaska and he threatened me with a knife if I didn’t take him all the way to where he wanted to go. 300 miles RT out of my way. I put my left hand onto my 357 which he could not see and pulled over. Let him know if he didn’t want to die in the next 10 seconds he better GTF OUT. He was a white 40ish fellow in a brown suit and tie who I thought had broken down. He was very puzzled by the fact that I was laughing when I warned him. Every hitchhiker is now on their own.