Suspect in Stabbing Death of Connecticut Cab Driver Arrested

Police say a man arrested in the stabbing death of a Connecticut cab driver knew the victim prior to the attack.

Ramiro Arcos Garcia, 32, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was charged Friday in the murder of Jackson Pierre-Louis, 51, of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Police said Louis, a driver for Norwalk Yellow Cab Inc., was stabbed early Monday morning in the minivan he was driving for the company.

He called 911 himself at 12:16 a.m. to report the stabbing, police said. Investigators found him on Grove Street. He had been stabbed several times and his cab had crashed into a parked car, according to police.

Louis was taken to Norwalk Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

Investigators said Garcia provided a full confession during the interview and that the attack was targeted.

Garcia was also wanted by the Rockingham County Sheriff's office in West Virginia on a warrant for kidnapping, felonious assault and carjacking, according to police.

Bond for Garcia was set at $2.5 million. It was unclear if he had an attorney.

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