What to Know
- A taxi driver was shot several times over the weekend by a gunman who stole just $23, police say
- Th 26-year-old driver was taken to an area hospital to be treated, but officials say he is in stable condition after the violent robbery
- The 20-something-year-old robber took off in an unknown direction, the NYPD says; witnesses are urged to call Crime Stopper with tips
A New York City livery cab driver was shot in the Bronx over the weekend all for less than $25, the NYPD says.
According to police, a gunman shot 26-year-old Jeffrey Camacho, a father of three, several times on Morrison Avenue in Soundview around 12:45 Saturday morning.
The 20-something-year-old suspect stole $23 from the car before taking off. He is seen on survillance footage released by the NYPD wearing all black and blue shoes.
Camacho was taken to Jacobi Hospital, where he is in critical condition. He said he had picked up the suspect flagged him down on Fish Avenue, but when he tried to drop him off the suspect pulled the trigger.
Anyone with information is asked to call NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.