Two cab drivers killed this week
Two cab drivers killed this week

Blaize Uzoma Nwokenaka, 50, Bayou Body Count No. 247

Two cab drivers killed this week

For the

second time this week

, a taxi driver has been found shot to death. Earlier this week it was a body found abandoned in a northwest-side drainage ditch; today it's a man found dead in his cab on the far west side.

The man was discovered slumped over in his cab about 4 a.m. this morning, when a police officer noticed some smoke coming from the stopped vehicle in the 12100 block of Overbrook. The victim's identity has not been released. (Update: Police have idetified him as Blaize Uzoma Nwokenaka, 50.)

HPD has said the driver was a victim of a shooting and will be releasing a composite sketch of a suspect later today.


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