2 shot, cab driver killed on Detroit's west side - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

2 shot, cab driver killed on Detroit's west side

Posted: Updated:

By Maurielle Lue
Fox 2 News


DETROIT (WJBK) -- Three days into the New Year and the senseless murders are already stacking up.  48-year-old Tyrone Hitchcock was brutally killed just 30 minutes before the end of his shift.  His passenger, a 46-year-old woman, was also shot.  But police say Hitchcock, the woman and the male suspect were all in the car and they all knew each other.

"He's a very nice guy, family man, [came] to work six days a week, and came to make his living and he ended up shot and dead in the city of Detroit," said Nabil Faraj.

He owns Metropolitan Cab, the company Hitchcock was working for.  In a teary eyed, early morning interview, he expressed his sympathy to the family.  He wasn't sure why Hitchcock was in the area because there was no call to Sunderland on the books.  After the shooting, police say the gunman stole the car before ditching it near Mack and St. Antoine.

"He just wanted to work as all of us do to support our families," said co-worker Jerry Hollis.

Hitchcock had a brother, two sisters, a daughter, three grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews.

"I'm lost for words," said daughter Tykia Tyson.  "He did not deserve it.  He was such a cool person, like I love him.  I cannot believe it happened to him."

But it's happened to nearly half a dozen cab drivers in just the past few months.

"We've got to deal with a lot.  We've got to watch people trying to rob us, police constantly harassing us.  It's sad.  It's a very sad day for us," Hollis said.

"Yes, I'm angry," said sister Vivian Hitchcock.  "I've been angry ever since December 31.  Just before New Year's even came in, they shot my dog and now... my brother [is] gone."

"They just need to get rid of the guns, period."

The female victim was in critical condition at last check.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Renisha McBride's family leaves courtroom as photos are shown

    Renisha McBride's family leaves courtroom as photos are shown

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:29:16 GMT
    On day two of the trial for Renisha McBride's shooting death, the final hours of her life and the moments after her death were detailed in court. Thursday the jury heard what Ted Wafer, her accused killer, told police about the shooting that night.  
    On day two of the trial for Renisha McBride's shooting death, the final hours of her life and the moments after her death were detailed in court. Thursday the jury heard what Ted Wafer, her accused killer, told police about the shooting that night.  

  • Romulus teen dies after crashing car during police chase

    Romulus teen dies after crashing car during police chase

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:43:30 GMT
    An 18-year-old man is dead after a police chase ended in a crash. The chase ended on Beverly Street in Romulus.
    An 18-year-old man is dead after a police chase ended in a crash. The chase ended on Beverly Street in Romulus.
  • Science lover looking for a place to call home

    Science lover looking for a place to call home

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:34:22 GMT
    Right now, about 300 children in Michigan are waiting to be adopted. Many of them are teens.One of the is Marvin, whose love for science goes to infinity and beyond. He's been in foster care for a long time but he still dreams of finding a place to call home.
    Right now, about 300 children in Michigan are waiting to be adopted. Many of them are teens.One of the is Marvin, whose love for science goes to infinity and beyond. He's been in foster care for a long time but he still dreams of finding a place to call home.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices