Gunman Caught On Camera Shooting Taxi Driver Five Times

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By: / January 14, 2013

A disturbing video of a hooded gunman shows him pointing his weapon at a taxi driver before shooting him.

Police say that an unidentified goateed man jumped into a cab during the early hours Sunday and threatened driver Raphael Martinez, 54, in his cab around 5:10am when the driver did not understand his demands. The attack was captured on security cameras inside the vehicle.

The gunman reportedly fired at the cab driver–a married father of three–five times. Police say the incident happened at White Plains Road and Lafayette Avenue.

“My brother was saying, ‘Wait! I don’t understand you!’ and [the perp] just started shooting,” the victim’s brother Julian Martinez said. “[The gunman] didn’t give him time. He just shot him. All he had was $8.’

Manny Lopez, a dispatcher at DAT, the livery service where the victim works, said the driver had called for help via his radio after the shooting.

Martinez is recovering at Jacobi Medical Center and is in stable condition.

Via: Daily Mail