Man Charged With Attempted Murder of NY Taxi Driver: Police

Authorities seeking car with NY plates linked to shooting

A man was arrested and charged with attempted murder after shooting a taxi driver in Rockland, authorities said.

On July 17, Hakeem Gentles, 22, shot Rem Louis, 23, while Louis was operating a taxi on West Eckerson Road in Ramapo, police said.

An investigation detemerined that this was not a random shooting. There was another pasenger in the taxi that may have been the intended target, police said.

Local police are seeking a white 2004 Toyota Camry with New York state plates said to be linked to the shooting.

Louis was taken to Westchester Medical Center where he is still in critical condition, police said.

Gentles was charged with second-degree attempted murder and assault.

He was arraigned at the Town of Ramapo Justice Court and remanded to the Rockland County Jail on $1 million bail.

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