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08/19/04

Cabdriver Reported in Stable Condition

Smith's cab the night of the shooting. Smith's cab the night of the shooting.

We have an update to a story about the shooting of a local cab driver. Police now tell us 27-year-old Jamel Smith--a driver for Yellow Cab--picked up a fare who asked to be taken to Sylvania Road in the Ogeechee Farms area of Chatham County.

A struggle broke out when the man pulled a gun and demanded Smith's money. But the taxi driver fought back and the man fired.

Smith was wounded in the neck and head. He was rushed to Memorial Health where friends say he is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.

Anyone with information about the robbery attempt and shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 234-2020.

Reported by: WTOC staff

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