Cabbie Reports Being Shot by Passenger

Told officers he picked up two men at the South Norwalk Train Station, police said.

A Stamford cab driver walked into Norwalk Police Headquarters Tuesday night with a slight wound to his right calf he said was the result of a passenger shooting him during an attempted robbery.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Cotto said the 50-year-old driver had a graze wound. He came into headquarters lobby at 8:25 p.m.

The driver for Eveready Taxi told officers he picked up two men at the South Norwalk Train Station who wanted to go to 9 Hemlock Pl.

He said when they arrived at the address, one of the men exited the taxi and said something to the other passenger. The man still in the cab demanded money and when the driver said he had none, the man fired a gun, Cotto said.

The gunman then exited the cab and ran toward San Vincenzo Pl. He turned and shot at the taxi before disappearing, Cotto said.

Norwalk Hospital paramedics were called, but the driver declined medical attention.

Cotto said detectives examined the cab and the case remains under investigation.


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