New York yellow cab driver beaten to death in Queens

A yellow cab driver died after being struck down by passengers who tried to rob him in Queens, police and sources said.

The deadly attack took place at around 6:30 a.m. Saturday at Beach 54th Street and Arverne Boulevard, authorities said.

Police officers responding to an ongoing assault found the 52-year-old driver lying on the street with “trauma to the back of his head,” the NYPD said.

EMS transported the victim to St. John’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

According to the NYPD, a 52-year-old cab driver was beaten to death by passengers who tried to rob him.
According to the NYPD, a 52-year-old cab driver was beaten to death by passengers who tried to rob him.
Michael Dalton

The NYPD said a preliminary investigation found the 52-year-old operated a multi-passenger NYC taxi minivan. As he was about to drop off the passengers, “they tried to rob him,” an NYPD spokesman said.

The victim was chasing them and was hit by several passengers, causing him to fall and crack his head, the spokesman said.

According to police sources, the driver was beaten by three men and two women and the fatal attack was caught on video.

The NYPD is investigating the scene of the fatal beating at Beach 54th Street and Arverne Boulevard in Queens.
The NYPD is investigating the scene of the fatal beating at Beach 54th Street and Arverne Boulevard in Queens.
Michael Dalton
Kutin Gyima
Killed taxi driver Kutin Gyimah.
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Photos provided by taxi union officials show the late Kutin Gyimah
Gyimah and his wife Abigail.
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The footage shows the suspects fleeing.
The footage shows the suspects fleeing.
Michael Dalton
Taxi driver beaten to death, limits 101 pct.
The victim was found lying on the street after being beaten.
Michael Dalton
Taxi driver beaten to death, limits 101 pct.
A group of three men and two women are said to have attacked the 52-year-old taxi driver.
Michael Dalton

The NYPD did not immediately confirm the video’s existence. There were no arrests.

“The investigation is ongoing,” the NYPD said.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/13/nyc-yellow-taxi-driver-beaten-to-death-in-queens/ New York yellow cab driver beaten to death in Queens

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