Houston cab driver shot after argument over fare


A taxi driver has been taken to the hospital after police said he was shot by a passenger.

The shooting happened around 1:20 this morning in southwest Houston. Police say the Yellow Cab driver told them the passenger shot him after an argument over the fare.

"The patron started arguing about how much change he was getting. He then got out of the cab, pulled the pistol and fired one round (that) went through the door and struck the cab driver inside the cab," said Houston Police Department Lt. Larry Crowson.

Officers said the driver was shot in the leg and is expected to be okay. Investigators are working to learn more details about the shooting and the gunman.

This is the second shooting of a Yellow Cab driver in the last month.


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