Taxi driver shot to death in Northern Kentucky

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NEWPORT, Ky. (WCPO) – Detectives are searching for the person who shot and killed a taxi driver just before midnight Wednesday.

Police said it appeared the shooter was trying to rob the driver before firing at him through the window.

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The driver tried to escape after getting shot, but he crashed near East 10th Street and Washington Avenue.

He was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center but died of his injuries.

The female passenger in the taxi was not hurt in the incident.