Men Fire Pistol In Decatur Street Robbery

Nobody was shot in the Oct. 9 incident at at Greenwood Avenue and Evans Drive in Decatur.

This information comes from a Decatur police report.

A taxi driver said two men fired a pistol and robbed him the night of Oct. 9 after he dropped off a fare in a Decatur neighborhood.

The Rapid Taxi driver said he picked up a woman at the Kensington Marta station and drove her to the 100 block of Greenwood Avenue. She got out and went inside, saying she'd obtain money to pay the driver from her sister.

A white, four-door Toyota pulled up in front of the taxi and a man got out of the car with a pistol. He ordered the driver out of the taxi and took his cell phone and $50 cash.

The man ordered the driver to remove his jacket and the men started struggling in the street, with the man biting the driver on the back. The man fired his pistol and the driver ran away. The man and an accomplice got into the Toyota and drove away.

Police found a bullet hole in the side of the taxi and a .45 caliber shell casing approximately 15 feet from the taxi. The driver was treated at the scene but said he didn't need to go to the hospital.

A resident who came outside after hearing the gunshot confirmed much of the taxi driver's story.

Ms. October 19, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Man, it seems like the whole city is under attack. My co-worker was jumped and robbed at gunpoint in Midtown last week in broad daylight. I'm wondering if there's an uptick in armed robberies or if with sights like this we just hear about it more.
Steve October 19, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Midtown is not in Decatur. Different city.


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