NEW YORK (AP/WCBS 880) – A livery cab driver who was shot by a passenger during a Bronx robbery attempt has succumbed to his injuries.

The death of Julio Lora was announced Wednesday by the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers. He was wounded on March 31.

“He was able to speak for a very short period and he seemed to accept what had happened to him, but nevertheless, very painful,” said spokesman Fernando Mateo.

Fernando Mateo With WCBS 880

Mateo says the 64-year-old father of six worked seven days a week and 12 hours a day to support his family.

Mateo told WCBS 880 that he leaves “a whole generation behind.”

His wake will be held Saturday at the Ortiz Funeral Home in the Bronx.

Donations are being sought to help the Lora family return his body to the Dominican Republic.

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Comments (2)
  1. the bandid says:

    that type of criminals should be hang in public view, like the old west. it is going to be the only way to stopthem

  2. Marina Ios says:

    on my humble opinion, there should be a sort of “exception from the rules/emergency” law here, in nyc, and criminals like this one, and others who kill people while their are doing their daily jobs, such as: driving a taxi, at a register in a store, at a booth, etc- should be executed, even if -unfortunately we dont have death penalty. and the execution to be shown on the public tv chanels, with warnings , such as R, or whatever
    it is too much leniency going on, sorry

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