INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Police say three suspects fired shots at a cab after the driver refused to give them money.
The shooting occurred on April 15 at 12:19 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Rural Street.
"I think that they had the intention of robbing the driver from the beginning," said Yellow Cab operations manager Jeff Weber.
The driver picked up the suspects on the Northwest side. When he got to their location on the Eastside, two of the men pulled out guns. One suspect sitting behind the driver tried to hide his face from the camera, slid the handgun through the back of the head rest and pushed it against the driver's neck. The suspects demanded the driver unlock the doors and let them out without paying the $25.00 fare.
"When it came time for the payment they produced the pistol and there were at least two weapons involved," said Weber.
The driver refused, and the suspects broke one of the vehicle's windows to escape. They climbed out of the vehicle and began to fire shots towards it.
"They ended up breaking the window out of the door. They all jumped through the window and they ran away. The driver then tried to back his car up," said Weber.
The driver is seen getting out of the car before he runs away. He was not injured. The vehicle has a camera mounted inside, so the incident was captured on video.
Yellow Cab tells FOX 59 News that the driver will be back on duty this weekend, but hope the suspects are taken into custody very soon.
"He was very lucky because with the recklessness of the individuals that were just firing at the car, they could have easily struck him. He was very fortunate that he was not struck," said Weber.
There is a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call IMPD at (317) 327-3811.