A cab driver was found shot in the head inside his cab this morning by colleagues who had flooded a Buffalo neighborhood looking for him.
Mazen Abdallah, 55, of Buffalo, was found dead in the back seat of his taxi in front of 717 Norfolk Ave., south of Kensington Avenue.
Abdallah was making his first fare of the day and did not respond to a call from a dispatcher, who became concerned.
One of the other cab drivers who went looking for him found the parked car and made the grim discovery at about 7 a.m.
Abdallah had been dispatched from another location in Buffalo and at some point on the way to the Bailey-Kensington neighborhood was shot by a killer or killers and then placed in the back seat of his white Lincoln.
His taxi was then parked on the east side of Norfolk, at which point the assailant or assailants fled.
Abdallah was of Jordanian descent and a U.S. citizen.
Buffalo police are not commenting about the case. Homicide detectives are investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to call or text the department’s confidential TIP-CALL line at 847-2255 or submit information via the “Report a Tip” function on the department’s website, bpdny.org.