Cab Driver Shot in Head in Evanston, Customers Skip Out on Cab Drivers in Arlington Heights

Evanston police responded about 2 a.m. Sunday to a report of a taxi crashed into a parked car and found a cab driver shot in the head in the 500 block of Elmwood Avenue near the intersection of South Boulevard. The cab driver was found unconscious in his car and transported to Level I Trauma Center Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston with life-threatening injuries.

No word on any suspects in the investigation conducted by Evanston police and the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force. Police were going door-to-door canvassing the neighborhood and asking neighbors if they have any information, or if they saw anything.

Police have not released the name of the Best Taxi cab driver pending notification of family.

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In Arlington Heights two customers skipped out on cab drivers overnight Saturday to Sunday. The first cab driver reported that customers were not willing to pay and left the cab and went into a house in the 1700 block of Partridge Lane at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. In the second complaint another cab driver reported to police that a customer let the cab and went inside a house in the 400 block of South Gibbons Avenue and would not come back out to pay. No word available on whether police contacted the customers in either case.

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