Roosevelt, NY - February 19th, 2016 - First Squad detectives are investigating an Assault that occurred on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 9:15 pm in Roosevelt.
According to detectives, after responding to the vicinity of 36 Jefferson Avenue to pick up a fare, the 42 year old male driver for New York Taxi of Roosevelt was approached by two male black subjects who entered the rear of the taxi.
After becoming involved in a verbal argument with the subjects, they exited the taxi, went to the driver’s door and opened it. A physical confrontation ensued and the driver was then shot in the face causing a serious eye injury.
The victim, who was transported to an area hospital for treatment, could only further describe the subjects as wearing black masks covering their faces and dark colored clothing.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.