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Passenger shot after 'robot' taxi driver short-pays pump attendant

Published:Monday | July 11, 2016 | 1:51 PM

Damion Mitchell, Editor - Radio & Online

A 26-year-old Kingston man is considering himself lucky this afternoon after a firearm holder shot up the robot' taxi in which he was travelling last night.

Krishna Beach, a computer technician, said the taxi had earlier pulled up at a gas station on Spanish Town Road and ordered $1,000 worth of gas.

However, he said no sooner than the pump attendant had placed $1,000 worth of gas in the car, the driver changed his mind, saying he only wanted $500 worth of gas.

Beach said the pump attendant demanded the full amount.

When his demand was not met, the pump attendant rushed inside a building at the gas station and the taxi driver drove off.

Beach said that’s when a firearm holder came outside of the building and fired one shot into the rear windscreen of the taxi which struck him in his back.


Krishna Beach, a Kingston man who was shot in an illegal taxi last night

The Hunt's Bay Police could not immediately offer a comment on the matter.