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Cab driver allegedly killed by group who refused to pay fare

Cab driver allegedly killed by group who refused to pay fare

The taxi driver was taken to a local hospital but was later pronounced dead

A taxi driver in New York has been killed after a group of people allegedly refused to pay their fare.

The victim was 52-year-old and father-of-four, Kutin Gyimah.

Officials say the incident took place just before 6:30am on Saturday, 13 August in the Edgemere neighbourhood of the Bronx, after Gyimah drove the group to an address in Far Rockaway, Queens.

The alleged fare-dodgers are said to have left the vehicle without paying and the driver chased them down the street in where the altercation started.

In footage of the attack, you can see an altercation between the passengers and the driver, where the driver, in red, is repeatedly punched and kicked to the ground.

The taxi driver was taken to a local hospital but was later pronounced dead.

Officials say one fall in particular resulted in 'severe head trauma', which as a result, caused his death.

NYPD has arrested three suspects believed to be in relation to the attack, with two handing themselves in.

All three remain in custody where they are continued to be questioned.

The taxi driver chased the fare dodgers down the street where he was eventually attacked.
NYPD Crimestoppers

Austin Amos and Nickolas Porter, both 20, and a 15-year-old girl have all been charged with gang assault and theft of services.

Amos faces the additional charges of manslaughter and assault.

Police say they are still searching for the final two suspects, a 15-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl.

Aside from their age, officers do not have any other information regarding the alleged suspects.

However, officials have encouraged them to hand themselves in to potentially gain a less strict sentence.

They are also asking for the public's help with identifying the other people involved.

Police are still looking for two suspects.
NYPD Crimestoppers

Gyimah's family told News 12 he was the sole financial provider and now they are left to pick up the pieces without him.

In an open press conference, Kutin's wife, Abigail Gyiman stood alongside her four keys devastated.

She said: "My husband was a good man. He was everything we had. He was my children's hero. He was my backbone. He was the one I look up to.

"I look up to god, but aside from god he is the only one I look up to."

Mrs Gyiman finished her statement with encouraging the suspects to do the right thing.

"I'm telling them to turn themselves in because they are going to be caught."

Featured Image Credit: NYPD Crimestoppers

Topics: US News