[quote="Qdawg"]Cabdriver shot to death in Charles Village area
By Richard Irwin
Originally published June 6, 2007
A cabdriver was fatally shot last night as he transported a passenger in Baltimore's Charles Village after a road rage incident on a nearby street, city police said.
No arrest had been made late last night, and the nature of the argument was not known, said Agent Donny Moses, a city police spokesman.
About 9 p.m., Northern District police received a call of a shooting in the 100 block of W. 28th St. between Maryland Avenue and North Howard Street, Moses said.
"When police arrived, they found the driver of a Checker cab slumped in the driver's seat bleeding from a bullet wound to the head," Moses said.
He said the driver, whose name was not immediately released, was taken by a city Fire Department ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m. A male passenger in the cab was not injured.
Moses said police were interviewing the cab's passenger in an effort to learn where the argument occurred and what it was about.
The police spokesman said the cab and a dark car were each traveling eastbound in the 100 block of W. 28th St. when, during an argument, a passenger or the driver of the other vehicle fired at least one shot that struck the cabdriver in the head.
The dark car sped away, and its driver tried to go north on southbound-only Maryland Avenue, then backed up and struck a car ahead of the cab before speeding away on 28th Street. The driver of the other car was not hurt.
Moses said that after the cabdriver was shot, the cab stopped or drifted backward and struck a car directly behind it. The female driver of that car was not injured.
Morris Hunt, 44, said he was in his home several doors from the shooting scene when he heard one gunshot.
"Then I heard the sound of a crash, and that was probably the cab hitting the car behind it," said Hunt, a Johns Hopkins University employee.
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Witnesses Describe Cab Driver's Last Moments
Jun 7, 2007
(WJZ) BALTIMORE His name was Mustafa Ghulam and he was a cab driver from Pakistan who was murdered by an unknown killer in what police are calling a cold-blooded act of road rage.
As the search for the murderer continues, Kai Jackson talked to several people nearby the scene on West 28th Street just moments after Ghulam was shot in the head.
"He was slumped over on his side," said one man who heard the accident and rushed outside with his wife to see what happened. "It was incredibly disheartening to see a cab driver be shot, especially two doors down from where you live."
Another witness described the chilling attack in the Charles Village neighborhood as a shock.
"I hit the floor because I was afraid. This had never happened in our neighborhood," said another witness, who did not want to be identified. "When I stood up, I saw the cab driver come backwards, hitting the first car. At that point, I called 911."
Sources said the cab driver put his car in reverse, when moments later, someone in the car police are looking for pulled a weapon. Witnesses reported hearing only one gunshot.
Muhammad Islam is a Baltimore cab driver who said the murder has him fearing for his life. Although he did not know Ghulam he said his heart goes out to his family heartbroken family.
Dwight Kines is the general manager of Ghulam's cab company.
"This was not an attack against a cab driver. This was a random act against a fellow citizen," Kines said.
Ghulam was was married and worked full-time for Yellow Transportation for two years.
"This is a nasty, nasty situation, and obviously we're very sorry. Our heart goes out to the family," Kines said.
Eyewitness News has learned there was a passenger in the back seat. That passenger was a regular customer. Those who spoke to him said he's shaken, but unharmed.
The suspect's car was described as a small dark vehicle that fled on 28th Street, after hitting another car. Police are not sure what started the argument.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Baltimore City Police or 911.