Tampa-area authorities say an unruly passenger flashed a gun at a cab driver, sparking a gunfight that left the passenger injured.Do you think there was any attempt on the part of the cowboy taxi driver to determine if there had actually been lethal threat? Or is it like burglary, we can safely presume the guy deserves to be shot even if he just brandishes a gun?
Largo police say a Yellow Cab driver, who has not been identified, picked up 19-year-old Travonte Myles just before 3 a.m. Sunday. The pair got into an argument and the driver asked Myles to get out. Police say Myles then pulled out a weapon. The driver got out of the car, armed with his own weapon, and the pair exchanged fire.
Police say Myles was struck at least three times in the lower extremities and was being treated at a hospital. The driver was not injured.
Police say the driver is licensed to carry a concealed weapon and acted in self-defense.
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