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Monday, June 7, 2010

Farebeaters Sought in Murder of Bronx Cab Driver

Some more details are emerging about the  shooting that left a livery cab driver dead on Sunday afternoon

According to witnesses, the cab driver, Cesar Santos, a 48-year-old Dominican immigrant (pictured, right), dropped off two young Hispanic men in front of Our Lady of Angels church on Sedgwick Avenue a few minutes before 2 p.m.

When the two men jumped out of the cab without paying, Santos chased after them, leaving his car double parked.

(Police say they are looking for the suspect shown in the below photo. The other suspect's face is obscured by a headrest. Police say both suspects were wearing white tank tops and dark shorts.)


In the process of running them down the two alleged farebeaters on some stairs that led down to Kingsbridge Terrace (pictured in photo below), one of them pulled out a gun and shot Santos in the stomach.

Santos was rushed to St. Baranabas Hospital, but would not survive the gun shot wound. Local residents say the suspects looked familiar and that they may live in the Kingsbridge Heights area where Santos was murdered.

Santos, who's wife and three kids reportedly still live in his native Dominican Republic, was living in an apartment on the Grand Concourse, near Kingsbridge Road.

Detectives from the 50th Precinct are in charge of the investigation.

If anyone has any information, police say they should call, 1-800-577-TIPS. You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers web site at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (crimes) then enter TIP577.

[Reporting and Photos by David Greene. Additional photos courtesy of the NYPD ]

8 comments:

  1. American culture Drug and Pity Crime.....

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  2. Why these pucks get a job and leave ordinary, hard working people along.

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  3. R.I.P.
    this is my uncle my family has been working real hard to find the killers if you guys have any information please contact the police

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  4. was it worth his life? over money? did he even think they had weapons? i mean he had a family..it wasnt worth chasing after 2 strangers ..for money?? now he lost his life for what? 10 ..12 bucks? maybe less maybe more..but it wasnt WORTH IT. HE SHOULD OF REPORTED THEM NOT CHASE AFTER THEM.

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  5. r.i.p i hope they catch these bastards

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  6. R.I.P. SANTOS !! I NOE HOW IT IS WHEN YOU WORK HARD FOR THE MONEY CAUSE AM ALSO A YOUNG CAB DRIVER....AND PEOPLE CANT BLAME HIM ALSO...NOT EVEN I WILL THINK TWO GUYS WITH TANK TOPS N SHORTS WILL CARRY A GUN....I HOPE THEY CATCH THESE GUYS !!! N MAKE THEM SUFFER IN JAIL !!! OR SEND THEM TO MEXICO OR WHERE EVER THEY FROM TO GET KILL OVER THERE !!!

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  7. R.I.P. IS NOT WORTH IT ,BUT MAYBE ANGER MADE THIS MAN CHASE THIS TWO ,RATAS,CAUSE WHEN YOU WORK SO HARD AND SOMEONE COME TO TEASE YOU,SO DIS-RESPECTFULLY,TO YOU, WE NEVER KNOW HOW WE WILL BE ABLE TO REACT.PERHAPS CESAR SANTOS DID NOT THINK ABOUT IT,OTHERWISE HE WILL BE WITH HIS RELATIVES TELLING THE STORY HIMSELF.KNOWING HOW THE CITY IS BEING ALL THE TIME,DELINCUENTS OUT,WE ,EVERYONE ,SHOULD BE MORE CAREFUL AND LEARN TO IGNORE THIS CRAPS.THIS ARE LOOSERS,BUT WE LOOSE MORE.

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  8. Those bastards are good as caught and I hope the family gets a few minutes alone with these suckers. We all have 20/20 hine sight after the fact but I know I probabaly would have done the same as Cesar. Having two midgets disrespect you as those two bastards did, we're only human. Although I understand, yow try to remember whats most important and live to fight another day. There should be a law against people who have no class....

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