NOPD: Cabbie confesses to shooting woman in the Quarter

NOPD: Cabbie confesses to shooting woman in the Quarter

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A 27-year-old cab driver was arrested Monday in connection with the shooting of a woman in the French Quarter.

Jeremiah Knox faces aggravated battery, illegal discharge of a firearm and aggravated criminal damage for his involvement in the July 12 shooting that injured a 41-year-old woman in the 600 block of Decatur Street.

At around 5 a.m., Eighth District officers responded to call of a shooting at the corner of Royal and Bienville Street, where they found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds to the body.

According to the victim, she had just left an area restaurant and was driving on Decatur toward Canal Street when a man in a yellow taxi cab pulled on the right side of her vehicle and signaled for her to roll her window down. After she rolled down her window, the victim told detectives the driver said, "Who are you? Seems like I need to knock your head off."

The victim said the driver then pointed a silver handgun and fired several shots. The victim told police that the driver then sped off and she followed him until she spotted a Louisiana State Police trooper and flagged him down.

The victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that the suspect was driving a Yellow Cab Companies vehicle. Based on the evidence, detectives identified Knox as the driver. Investigators said Knox confessed during questioning by police.

Knox was booked into Central Lock-up.

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