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Suspect in cab driver shooting identified, sources tell Crime Insider

Posted at 10:50 PM, Jan 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-16 23:13:16-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Crime Insider sources have identified the man arrested Friday in with connection the shooting death of a Napoleon Taxi cab driver earlier that morning.

Sources confirm that George Thomas is tied to the case and has been charged with several firearms, robbery charges, and probation violation charges. They said Thomas was also wanted in Richmond for robbery charges.

He has not been charged with murder in the case at this time.

George Thomas

George Thomas

Police have yet to release the identity of the cab driver killed early Friday morning.

Crime Insider sources said the driver was shot in the head inside the taxicab before crashing on Trafton Street, off East Laburnum Avenue, in eastern Henrico.

Sources say Napoleon Taxicabs are equipped with cameras and GPS technology. The cab company vowed to do their part to help investigators.

If you have any additional information about this crime, call Henrico Police at 804-501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.


Passenger sleeps through slow speed chase on I-95

If you were stuck in traffic on I-95 North in Petersburg, near Colonial Heights late Sunday night, it may have been because of three guys that were leading police on a chase.

Crime Insider sources say it wasn't a high-but low-speed chase with speeds at 20 MPH on the interstate.

Those sources say the people inside the car were suspected of drinking and driving. One passenger said he slept through the whole thing.

If you have criminal activity for Burkett to look into, snap some pictures or shoot video and send it to him on his Facebook page.