Friday shooting may have stemmed from taxi company argument


A police report indicates that a shooting Friday may have stemmed from an argument between two former taxi business partners.

The victim had been working on a vehicle on Beech Avenue about 3 p.m. when he was shot in the lower leg by someone he likely knew, North Charleston Police Department spokesman Spencer Pryor previously said.

The victim reported to police that he had been working on his van when he was shot and that the gunman called him by name, he turned around and was shot, according to a report released Monday. He told officers he never saw the suspect and didn't know him.

A witness at the shooting told officers that a black male wearing a black hoodie pulled up in a black Ford Excursion and was pointing a handgun out the window. He then allegedly parked 20 or 30 yards from the victim, exited the vehicle, called the victim by name and began firing, according to a police report released Monday.

The witness didn't know the suspect but said the victim called his wife from his cellphone after the shooting and said "cab man shot me." The witness said that he believed it was the victim's former business partner in a taxi company, the police report states. He added that the two had been arguing the week before the shooting.

No arrests have been made and Pryor said police are still working the case.

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