Unlicensed livery driver murdered in Brooklyn

June 22, 2010 4:06:55 PM PDT
Detectives are looking for anything that might lead them to a suspect in the overnight shooting death of a livery cab driver.

He was the apparent victim of a robbery around 2:00 a.m.

"There was a call of shots fired, police responded and they found a man lying in the street next to a black ford crown Victoria automobile. It looks like a gypsy cab type operation. It had a warning light on the back, but it had no other identification as far as being a livery cab is concerned," NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

The driver was shot twice in the back. He was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police found the driver on the ground beside his car, which had crashed into the side of a parked car.

The driver was shot twice in the back. He was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The victim was 45-years old. He lived in an apartment in Canarsie. Neighbors said he often kept to himself.

Police say his car appeared to be a livery cab with a warning light on the back.

Eyewitness News has learned that while he had a drivers license necessary to get a taxi and limousine license, it doesn't appear he had obtained one.


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