Second Livery Driver in Eight Days Fatally Shot in Head in the Bronx - NBC New York

Second Livery Driver in Eight Days Fatally Shot in Head in the Bronx

Authorities are investigating the latest shooting as a deadly carjacking



    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014)

    Authorities are investigating the apparent deadly carjacking of a 62-year-old livery cab driver who was found shot in the head in front of a home in the Bronx Tuesday, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation tell NBC 4 New York.

    The driver was found in front of a Bryant Avenue home shortly after 6 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Detectives reviewed hours of security camera footage from the area and identified two potential suspects, both wearing hooded sweatshirts, seen running into the victim's car, a black Toyota sedan with livery plates, and driving off.

    The car was later recovered, but the suspects remain at large. It wasn't clear if any cash was taken from the victim.

    The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers decried the slaying, alleging taxi drivers have been at increased risk since the end of stop-and-frisk.

    The slaying is the second involving a livery cab driver in the Bronx in eight days. Last Tuesday, a 49-year-old livery cab driver was found fatally shot in the head on a street in Eastchester. 

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