NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A livery cab driver was shot and killed during an apparent robbery in Brooklyn, police said Monday.
It happened just before 12:30 a.m. on Decatur Street between Malcolm X Boulevard and Patchen Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Naji Fawaz, 35, was found in the front seat of his car with multiple gunshot wounds to the neck and torso, police said. He was taken to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“It looks like he’s the victim of a robbery,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said. “There is no money on him at this time. We don’t have shell cases in the car, but he is hit several times in the body.”
Fawaz lived less than a mile from where he was shot, CBS2’s Janelle Burrell reported. Neighbors and fellow livery cab drivers stopped by his apartment Monday morning to pay their respects.