Manhunt LAUNCHED – $15,000 Reward Available!
(FeaturedNews.com) – A group of five – two men and three teenage girls, allegedly tried to skip out on their taxi fare in Queens, New York, on August 13. The driver, Kutin Gyimah, clearly upset by the passengers’ attempted theft, ended up getting into an altercation with the riders that ultimately ended in his death. Security cameras captured the brutal attack on video, resulting in the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers issuing a $15,000 reward for information leading to any arrests.
The surveillance video showed the riders savagely attacking Gyimah after he chased them in an apparent effort to collect his fare. The group of young people overwhelmed him and knocked him to the sidewalk. When he finally stood up, one of the youth landed a blow to his head, rendering him unconscious. The criminals then fled to a nearby apartment building.
Moment passengers brutally beat father-of four NYC taxi driver to death after they first tried to rob him is released by police https://t.co/08l7J3ILDo
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) August 18, 2022
On August 17, two suspects surrendered to New York Police Department (NYPD) officials. The following day, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell announced that the department had charged one of the men with manslaughter.
Our detectives currently have one person in custody charged with manslaughter in regard to the death of Kutin Gyimah. As the investigation and search for additional suspects continues, we need the help of anyone who might have info. Call #800577TIPS. https://t.co/KWQn3BT5Y6
— Commissioner Sewell (@NYPDPC) August 18, 2022
Gyimah leaves behind a wife, Abigail, and four children ranging in age from three to eight. A GoFundMe set up to help his family raised over $100,000 by August 18. Big Apple Fleet Management, the cab owners, will cover the funeral expenses for the family.
Three of the suspects, believed to be teenage girls, remain at large.
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