Pakistani Cab Driver Robbed, Fatally Shot and Dumped on the Sidewalk
BROOKLYN, NY- A Long Island livery cabdriver was robbed and fatally shot and dumped on the sidewalk on a Brooklyn street early morning, according to police.
The victim is 29-year-old Pakistani Noman Saleemi of Valley Stream. Sadly, he was set to quit the car service business and start a new career at a pharmacy in just two days. His family also says he was engaged to be married in 3 to 4 months..
Cops responding to a report of shots fired at 3:15 a.m. discovered the 29-year-old victim with a fatal gunshot wound to the head lying on the sidewalk near Williams and Atlantic avenues in Cypress Hills, police said.
The car company he worked for “Everywhere Car Service” called his family saying they haven’t heard from him in hours and believed he was sleeping at his last know location – Williams Avenue. Shot spotter also picked up the shooting and police responded.
He was found as he lay dying on on Williams Avenue 3: 30 Friday morning. His red Ultima was gone, believed to have been stolen. His brother Rizwan Saleemi arrived at the crime scene. Detectives at the 75th precinct told him what happened and showed him his brother’s ID. The wallet was discovered about 5 blocks away.
“After Noman was shot in the head, his body was dumped in the street like an animal, his car was stolen. What kind of person would commit such a crime?” said federation spokesman Fernando Mateo.
“We will get to the bottom of these shootings, stabbings and assaults on our drivers,” he added.