Livery cab driver shooting in the Bronx - Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

Livery cab driver shooting in the Bronx

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Police are searching for the thug who shot a livery cab driver three times in a robbery attempt in the Bronx early Sunday morning. 

Authorities say the gunman got into the victim's cab around 5:10 a.m. on the corner of White Plains Road and Lafayette Avenue in the Soundview section. Once inside the suspect displayed a firearm and demanded money.  

The suspect then started shooting. 

The victim was identified by his brother as Raphael Martinez.  Fox 5 News reported that the driver only had $8 on him at the time of the attack.

The unidentified victim is listed in stable condition at a nearby hospital.  It's unclear where the bullets hit him.

Police have released photos of the suspect. He is described as a black man in his 20s with a goatee. He was last seen wearing a tan bubble jacket and a dark hoodie with "Abercrombie" written on the front. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

  • Bronx NewsBronx NewsMore>>

  • Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

    Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:43:41 GMT
    "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but now parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.
    "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but now parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.
  • Faithful flock to Bronx church for its grotto water

    Faithful flock to Bronx church for its grotto water

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:43:31 GMT
    While a thousand people streamed into a courtyard at St. Lucy Parish in the Bronx to watch a reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ, next door a steady trickle of believers quietly collected water from that church's grotto, taking the liquid home to heal, cure, and bless.
    While a thousand people streamed into a courtyard at St. Lucy Parish in the Bronx to watch a reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ, next door a steady trickle of believers quietly collected water from that church's grotto, taking the liquid home to heal, cure, and bless.
  • Christians around world mark Good Friday

    Christians around world mark Good Friday

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:34:50 GMT
    From the Holy Land to the streets of New York City, Christians have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the "Way of Suffering." In NYC, Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio lead followers across the Brooklyn Bridge.
    From the Holy Land to the streets of New York City, Christians have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the "Way of Suffering." In NYC, Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio lead followers across the Brooklyn Bridge.
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