Livery Cab Driver Stabbed to Death While Sitting in Car in Brooklyn: NYPD - NBC New York

Livery Cab Driver Stabbed to Death While Sitting in Car in Brooklyn: NYPD

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    Livery Cab Driver Stabbed to Death While Sitting in Car in Brooklyn: NYPD

    A livery cab driver who was in training and working his first day solo was stabbed to death in his car in Brooklyn early Thursday, authorities and the victim's brother said. Tracie Strahan has more. (Published Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015)

    A livery cab driver who was in training and working his first day solo was stabbed to death in his car in Brooklyn early Thursday, authorities and the victim's brother said. 

    Raphael Veras, 35, borrowed his brother's Camry for his first day alone, the brother said. 

    According to police, he was sitting in the car just before 1 a.m. at Dumont and Shepherd avenues in East New York when another man approached him and stabbed him several times, the NYPD said.

    He was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Eric Rojas/AFP/Getty Images

    Police sources tell NBC 4 New York witnesses told responding officers ther appeared to be a dispute between Veras and an unknown man before the attack. Veras' wallet was recovered in the car, so authorities say robbery does not appear to be the motive.

    Veras' brother, Reso Pamnteal, says he has a camera in his car that he believes was working, and he hopes a police review of the video will help authorities find his brother's killer.

    "He didn't do anything wrong to nobody," Pamnteal said. "He's a real good guy all the time."

    No arrests have been made.

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