A man who police say shot a North Charleston taxi cab driver in November 2010 has been sentenced to 35 years in prison, according to a release from the Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Office.
A jury this week found 21-year-old Rakeem King guilty of attempted murder and armed robbery. Police say King called for a taxi during the early morning hours of November 26, 2010. When the taxi arrived, King got in the back seat, held a gun to the driver’s head and demanded money. King fired one shot at the driver’s head, but the driver moved and was shot in the arm.
The driver spoke at the trial this week, telling jurors that King continued to shoot at him as he ran down the street to get help. Police responded to the scene shortly afterwards. According to a police report, investigators arrested King after tracking the phone number that was used to call the cab service.