Cab driver shot to death in Detroit

Victim killed late Wednesday night on Ardmore Street

DETROIT – Detroit police are investigating the deadly shooting of a cab driver on the city's west side.

Police said officers responded to the scene at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday in the in the 15700 block of Ardmore Street and saw a man walking away from a Checker cab. As officers approached the man, he threw down a handgun and started to run away. Officers were able to arrest him.


In the cab, police found 41-year-old Babul Miah dead.

Matthew Oddy, operations manager for Checker Cab, said Miah had been a driver for 12 years and recently completed a Detroit Police Department safety program.

"I knew him personally. Babul was a great employee, Really kind man. Didn't deserve this," Oddy said.  

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Detroit police 313-596-2260 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 800-SPEAK UP. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Tips can also be submitted through DPD's app, "DPD Connect."

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