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Reward Offered For Info In Livery Cab Driver Shooting

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Livery Cab Shooting Suspect

Livery Cab Shooting Suspect (Photo/DCPI)

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NEW YORK (AP/CBSNewYork) – The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers is offering a $1,000 reward for information in the case of a livery cab driver, who was shot Friday night.

The NYPD released video Sunday of the passenger who allegedly shot and critically wounded driver Trevor Bell.

Police say Bell was hit in the neck, arm and legs after the passenger opened fire around 10 p.m. Friday. Bell remains hospitalized in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital.

The suspect, wearing a hooded white sweat shirt, was caught on video inside the cab. He remains at large.

Police say the passenger approached 53-year-old Bell on Merrick Boulevard and wanted to go to South Ozone Park. When Bell arrived at the destination, the man fired and fled with some money.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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