Three 19-Year-Olds Arrested in Taxi Driver Shooting
The Philadelphia Police Department has announced the arrest of three 19-year-olds for the robbery and shooting of local cab driver.
The incident occurred in South Philadelphia in the early morning hours of February 6th. Surveillance footage showed two men and one woman exiting the Tasker-Morris station of the Broad Street Subway at 3:15 a.m. and flagging down a cab. They asked the driver to take them to 2800 Tasker Street, and one of the men got in the front passenger seat while the other two suspects climbed into the back.
When they arrived at their destination in Point Breeze, police say that the man in the front passenger seat and one of the suspects in the back pulled out a gun, the suspect in the back sticking it through the opening in the partition. They allegedly demanded money before the two armed suspects started shooting.
The driver, a 38-year-old man, was struck only once, and he continued to drive, eventually crashing at the corner of 24th and Morris streets. The suspects fled, and the driver was taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound to his right shoulder. Police say he is in stable condition.
The suspects have been identified as Michael Jones from the 5900 block of Windsor Avenue, Kierston Carroll from the 1600 block of South Marston Street, and Syheed Wilson, from the same block of Marston Street. They were charged with aggravated assault, robbery and criminal conspiracy, among other charges.
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