Sketch released in Newberry taxi shooting
Wed, 02 Sep 2009 19:43:44 GMT —
Investigators have released a sketch of a man they believe robbed and shot a Newberry County taxi driver in July.
According to Newberry County Deputies, the suspect is described as a black male in his 20 TMs. He appeared to be about 6 foot tall and was wearing a baseball hat, white T-shirt, and dark colored pants. No other description is available at this time.
Macedonia Gallman, a driver for C&C Taxi, was shot and left in a ditch on July 27th after picking up two men on Smith Road near Newberry Academy at approximately 11:00 PM. When the driver did not report in, the dispatch called the Sheriff TMs Office to be on the lookout for the taxi.
A Newberry County Deputy search for the cab in the area found the Gallman in a nearby ditch suffering from gunshot wounds.
Another Newberry County Deputy then located the cab in a ditch near the intersection of Belfast Road and Belmont Church Road. The suspects had fled the area of the cab.
Gallman, who was released from the hospital last week, was unable to assist in preparing the sketch until now.
We believe that someone in the public has the information we need to break this case, said Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster. We are asking anyone with any information about this case to please contact us immediately so that these dangerous individuals can be removed from society.
A substantial cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of these suspects.
If you have any information about this case, please contact the Newberry County Sheriff TMs Office at (803) 321-2211 or www.newberrycountysheriff.com.
You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC, www.sccrimestoppers.com or text your tip to "TIPSC plus your message" to CRIMES (274637).