Cab driver dies after stabbed in eye with umbrella

Cab driver dies after stabbed in eye with umbrella

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NEW YORK (AP) - Brooklyn community advocates are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the killing of a livery cab driver.

No weapon has been recovered. But investigators say he may have been stabbed with the metal tip of an umbrella.

Officers responded to a car crash at Lott Avenue and Boyland Street in Brownsville at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday. They discovered the driver inside a 2000 Mercury with a stab wound to the eye.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

His name was not immediately released.

The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers is offering a $3,000 reward. The group 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care is offering another $2,000.

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