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Brooklyn, N.Y., cab driver, Orji Ama Uro, stabbed in eye with umbrella, dies

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Livery cab driver Orji Ama Uro, 54, was the victim of a grisly crime. He was stabbed to death with an umbrella by one of two passengers.


According to Fernando Mateo, president of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, “The scene was gruesome. His face was just exploded with blood.”


He’d been stabbed in the eye. The father of five lost control of his vehicle and hit two parked cars. Witnesses said a man and a woman argued with Uro on Thursday, June 13 about their fare when they arrived to their destination in Brownsville. The 20-something male passenger jabbed the driver in the right eye with his umbrella, which pierced his brain.

The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the suspects’ arrest. The group 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care is offering another $2,000.


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