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Suspect in custody in fatal Connecticut cab driver stabbing

Mahomed Kamal CBS New York

STAMFORD, Conn.--Police have a suspect in custody in connection with the fatal stabbing of a taxi driver in what appeared to be a robbery, reports CBS New York.

Police are expected to release the suspect's name and the charges against him Thursday.

Mahomed Kamal, 47, was stabbed multiple times in his torso area and was found on the front lawn of a suburban home Wednesday morning, authorities said.

His taxi was found crashed into trees down the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said they believe there was a violent struggle both inside and outside the cab. Officials believe Kamal was stabbed with a knife, but the weapon hasn't been recovered, reports CBS New York.

Kamal's family said he left Bangladesh 20 years ago for a better life in the United States.

Mohammad Rashid said his brother called around 3 a.m. and told his wife he was almost done with his shift. When he never returned home, Kamal's wife went to the police.

Rashid said his brother was a devout Muslim with a young son.

"I'm really upset because I lost my brother," Rashid said. "I can say nothing."

Doolittle Road residents said it's not the place you'd expect a murder-robbery.

"Family neighborhood, basically, a lot of kids," resident Kaitlin Davidson said.

  • Crimesider Staff

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