ST. LOUIS, Mo. – An altercation inside a cab ended with a deadly shooting this morning on I-55. Southbound I-55 was closed for hours as investigators worked on this case.
The Missouri Highway Patrol says a preliminary investigation reveals the cab driver and passenger got into an altercation.
The cab driver reportedly stopped the vehicle in the middle of the interstate. The highway patrol says the cab driver then pulled out a gun and during the struggle between the two the gun went off.
Officials say both the passenger and the cab driver were shot. The passenger died.
A semi-truck driver named Nathaniel witnessed the aftermath of the shooting. He says that a cab was sitting in the middle of the highway this morning. A pick-up truck whizzed past his vehicle and rear-ended the cab.
Nathaniel checked on the driver of the pick-up and says that he was bleeding. The truck driver then went over to check on the cab. The driver told him that he and the passenger had been shot. He called 911 for help.
The driver of the cab was in pain and asked for help. He did not say what led up to the shooting. But, the passenger of the cab died after the shooting.