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Taxi driver shoots passenger

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Johannesburg Central Police arrested a 35-year old male for murder on the 30th of November. The suspect handed himself over to the police at Johannesburg Central Police Station. 

It is alleged that the murderer, a taxi driver shot and killed a 32-year old passenger at corner Commissioner and Von Weilligh Street on the 29th of November 2016 in the late hours of the night, at around 11pm. 

Allegedly the victim had an argument with a taxi driver and he went out of the taxi, the taxi driver shot him once in the upper body with a licensed firearm. Upon arrival Paramedics certified him dead on the scene. 

The driver fled the scene with the taxi. As preliminary investigation continued, the police were led to the owner of the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle assisted the police with information that led to the arrest of the suspect. After the arrest, the firearm  used in the commission of the crime was recovered from the suspect. — Staff Reporter

 

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