Officers have arrested a 16-year-old male and charged him with the attempted murder of a Columbia cab driver. Columbia Police arrested the teenage suspect who is now charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
Investigators said, on Sunday, June 26th, the teen and 18-year-old Janoblin Bracy-Brown requested a Checker Yellow cab pick them up. When the driver took them to an address, Bracy-Brown demanded money from the cab driver. The suspects are accused of opening fire on the driver, but no one was injured during the incident.
Bracy-Brown is also charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime which stem from two similar incidents. One involved a Blue Ribbon cab driver on Friday, June 24, and another on July 2. In the July 2 incident, the cab driver was shot.