Cab Driver Gunned Down In West Philadelphia

CBS Philly

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By Al Novack, Dray Clark, Oren Liebermann

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a cab driver in West Philadelphia at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police have no one in custody.

The incident happened near Cobbs Creek Parkway and Walnut Street when a man waved down an All-City cab. When the cabbie stopped, police say the man pulled out a gun and announced a robbery. The cab driver, identified as 33-year-old Hafiz Sarfaraz of Upper Darby, attempted to speed away but the gunman sprayed the cab with gunfire.

At least one of the bullets struck the cabbie who lost control of his taxi and came to rest against the side of a house. The would-be robber fled and remains at large.

Police say the Sarfaraz was pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

“It is just terrible. Everybody…

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