DeMorning Links: Death in a taxicab

Charging documents tell an awful story about the last moments of Lanham cab driver Domingo Ezirike, 40. Authorities say he picked up Rashad T. Slye, 20, and a female companion near the Morgan Boulevard Metro station in early morning hours Saturday. He took them to far Northeast Washington, near the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, but on the way they argued about the heat and the radio. When they arrived, they argued again over fare, finally over a 75-cent difference. And then, said a witness, Slye pulled a gun, made Ezirike get out of his cab as he looked inside for cash. Finding none, Slye told Ezirike to get back in the cab, and he shot him once in the chest. All this happened two blocks from a police checkpoint. The Washington Times and the Examiner both report that Slye was in the juvenile justice system; his aunt, in fact, works for the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.

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Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.

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