Cab driver fatally shot on Detroit's west side

click to enlarge Cab driver fatally shot on Detroit's west side
A cab driver was shot dead Wednesday night on Detroit's west side, according to Detroit police, which soon after apprehended a suspect who was seen throwing a handgun as he walked away from the scene.

After securing the male suspect, officers discovered the 41-year-old Checker cab driver inside his vehicle on the 15700 block of Ardmore, Detroit police said in a press release. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Officers from the Detroit Police Department's Tactical Response Unit were in the area at the time of the 10:45 p.m. shooting. The suspect was seen quickly walking away from the taxi; as officers approached, he tossed a handgun on the ground and fled. Police say the weapon was recovered.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Detroit police at 313-596-2260, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Individuals with tips can remain anonymous through either number, or through Detroit police's smartphone app "DPD Connect." 

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Ryan Felton

Ryan Felton was born in 1990 and spent the majority of his childhood growing up in Livonia. In 2009, after a short stint at Eastern Michigan University, he moved to Detroit where he has remained ever since. After graduating from Wayne State University’s journalism program, he went on to work as a staff writer...
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