Man arrested in livery cab shooting

August 31, 2009 12:01:09 PM PDT
Police have made an arrest in the murder of a livery cab driver on August 17.Police have arrested 22-year-old Charles McDowell in the shooting of 46-year-old Ndiaye Amadou in the Bronx.

Ndiaye was shot once in the chest around 12:30 a.m. by a passenger he'd picked up on the street.

A wounded Ndiaye slammed into a parked car and then hit a second vehicle before coming to rest at the intersection of Boston Road and Wilson Avenue.

"The driver from the vehicle that he hit saw a black male coming out of the car and fleeing down the road," said Fernando Mateo, of the NYC Federation of Taxi Drivers.

Ndiaye was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The murder was the second of four involving livery cab drivers in the past four months. It was the first of the most recent string of three in the last two weeks.

Police say 42-year-old father of four Jose Pena Segura was gunned down on August 24 because his friend owed drug money to the alleged shooter. That incident also took place in the Bronx.

Then, on August 30, 32-year-old Pericles Salas was murdered in Yonkers.


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