Cab Driver Shot Dead In North Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police in north Minneapolis say they have strong leads, but as of yet no one has been arrested in the killing of a cab driver.

Officers said he was shot just after 10 p.m. around the 400 block of 23rd Ave in North Minneapolis.

Officers found a male cab driver critically injured. The victim was taken to North Memorial Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

The car involved was a Yellow Cab, which is part of Taxi Services, Inc., which is the largest cab company in the Twin Cities with more than 400 cars. They released a statement early Thursday afternoon:

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our driver’s last night and are currently working with investigators. We are deferring to the Minneapolis Police Department regarding any further information including releasing the driver’s name so as not to affect the investigation and to ensure proper notifications can be made.”

Police say they have limited information about the suspect, but if you have any leads, police would like you to give them a call.

They will be increasing patrols in the area over what they described as a slight uptick in violent crime.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Courtney King Reports

  • Black and Proud

    I have to agree with your comment, But then were would the riff raff go? I even thought about them tearing down the whole damn city over there… again were would these people go? I am getting tired of hearing about North side as well, its sad sad i tell ya!

  • Never ends

    I just don’t se a silver lining anywhere in this.
    And doubt ….. even those that are belivers in the city do either. There just is no way out unless they go to vigilante type law. And then a lot of innocents likely get slaughtered too. That stated – would it be any different than the carnage they endure today is worthy of debate also.
    What human trash walks the streets

  • Spanky

    This has to be a wake up call….again.

  • Kevin

    Sooner or later they will all kill each other and our taxes will go down due to the EBT surplus………unless the money shifts back to Cedar and Riverside….!!!!!!!!

    • SO SAD

      But, Kevin, there wouldn’t be any EBT surplus. The people actually collecting the EBT are the baby mamas. The baby daddies are the ones killing each other where they live with baby mama on our dime.

  • konjokris

    I lived on 40th and Girard for 10 years, I bailed last year and moved to the Southside. My old neighborhood is slowly changing and it is not a pretty picture.
    The old folks are dying and their homes were sold to slum lords who would rent to what ever riff raff would rent. I am a strone advocate for city living, but not on the Northside. I was scared my son would get shot riding his bike, he would have to go a few blocks out of his way to avoid Dowling to get to the parkway. It’s sad but true. There has got to be more after school programs for the lost kids, jobs and stop the culture of breeders. STOP HAVING BABIES WHEN YOU ARE A BABY. And I mean all breeders, white, black, red, yellow, and the worst the religoids.

    • Kevin

      Its the same in White Bear Lake. The elderly are dying or going into homes…and the “diversity” of Maplewood is moving in….I give it 10 years and it will be just as bad as Maplewood…..they are already having armed robberies in White Bear….

    • Dave

      Ten years. So you bought and lived there through the worse of times but moved while there is a decrease in violent crime year by year?

  • oh

    Yeah, I used to live in North too.
    I remember the good ol days when everyone on our blocks knew each other, we hung out with each others kids. We were all friends.

    Then the late 80’s happened.
    Or should I say welfare?

    • Kevin

      The Chicago Welfare Train……

  • Ash

    Guess what? No one gives a s**t. It is the same as those dumba$$ billboards going up for the little kid that got shot 4 months ago!!!!!! REMEMBER “NO SNITCHIN!!!!!!”

  • Mark

    Kurt Russel in Escape From New York, Escape from LA, and his soon to be released hit movie in the trilogy, Escape from North Minneapolis. Gate it in and forget about it.

    • Dale

      Can I have time to get my mom out, please?

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