There is now a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those who killed a yellow cab driver in NYC in Queens.
Kutin Gyimah, 52, died early Saturday after a group of passengers tried to rob and attack him. Gyimah fell and hit his head on the pavement during the attack as the would-be thieves fled.
“These killers must be caught and we are offering a $15,000 reward… All funeral expenses will be covered by the owners of Big Apple Taxi Fleet Management, where Mr. [Gyimah] worked,” said Fernando Mateo, spokesman for the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, who announced the reward Saturday afternoon.
“This is a poor hard working man, how can you leave your home and NOT return, this is outrageous. We’re angry, we’re in disbelief, we want justice,” Mateo said, adding he spoke to NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell and “she assured us that the NYPD will find those responsible.”
A city hall spokesman called Gyimah’s murder “not only devastating, but also unacceptable. … We send our deepest condolences to the family, friends and associates of the victim at this painful time and will work diligently to bring all those responsible to justice.”
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 Gyimah lying in the street with “trauma to the back of his head,” the NYPD said.
“Bad things like that happen here a lot,” said Abdul Sharhan, who has worked at the deli across the street from the crime scene for a decade. Gyimah was pronounced dead at St. John’s Hospital.
Security footage from the deli on the Bodega Block across the street shows the doomed cab driver pull up. Seconds later, three people can be seen running west from the construction site towards Beach Channel Drive.
https://nypost.com/2022/08/13/15k-reward-offered-in-connection-with-killing-of-nyc-taxi-driver/ $15,000 reward in connection with the killing of a New York cab driver