UPDATE: Garner police are investigating a murder after a taxi driver was found shot to death in his cab in the woods on Thursday morning.
The murder investigation was centered in a neighborhood on Poole Drive near Aversboro Road.
“A single victim was found inside a vehicle at around 4:50 this morning,” police said in a tweet early on Thursday.
Just before 11:20 a.m. Garner police officially declared the case to be a murder investigation. According to officials, Amigo Taxi driver Elhadji Mansour Seck, 36, of Raleigh, was shot while driving and then crashed his car into the woods.
CBS 17 spoke with Seck’s brother-in-law who said that Seck was a father and that he had just seen the driver yesterday. The last time anyone saw Seck alive was 1 a.m. Thursday.
A friend at the scene, who asked to remain anonymous, told CBS 17 that Seck had been working for Amigo for three years. Detectives called the friend around 8:30 a.m. and asked if he knew the victim. Since Amigo doesn’t have many cabs out in Garner in the early hours of the day, he knew that Seck was the one who had been driving.
Police said the investigation is ongoing and they currently have no suspects.
Garner police are investigating what they’re calling a “possible homicide” Thursday morning after a person was found dead inside a taxi in the woods.
According to a tweet from the department, police are conducting a death investigation in a neighborhood on Poole Drive near Aversboro Road.
“A single victim was found inside a vehicle at around 4:50 this morning,” police tweeted.
A WNCN crew on scene said the vehicle was partially in the woods and appeared to be a taxi from Amigo Taxi.
WNCN reached out to Amigo Taxi who confirmed that their taxi was the one found at the scene.
An investigation is underway and police have not identified the victim at this time.