Reward offered in Maywood cabbie murder

November 28, 2011 2:50:36 PM PST
A suburban cab company is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the killing of one of their drivers.

The deadly shooting took place Saturday in Maywood.

Fifty-six-year-old cab driver Luis Cordoba was killed after a bullet pierced the vehicle he was in, striking him in the head. A 68-year-old woman was also struck as she waited for a Pace bus. She is listed in serious condition at Loyola University Medical Center.

The cab driver, who worked for a local cab company, was usually off on Saturday tending to religious duties at his church, but this past Saturday he decided to work, according to his employer .

"It is such a shock," said J.W. Scott, president of People's Cab Company

Cordoba's employer said the driver was waiting for a fare on Saturday, alone inside of his cab at 19th Avenue and St. Charles Road, when someone opened fire striking him in the head.

"There was random gunfire and he was struck," said David Scott, People's Cab co-owner. "Also, a lady standing at the bus stop was struck as well."

Scott says that Cordoba, a native of Colombia, worked for the cab company for the past seven years. He was pronounced dead at Loyola University Medical Center.

"It's such a shame and a tragedy for this to happen to such a nice guy," said Scott.

The owners of people's cab said nothing like this has ever happened to any of their drivers in 30 years and they are offering a reward.

"I am going to put up a $5,000 reward for the conviction leading to the arrest of whoever committed this tragedy," Scott said.

Maywood police confirm that no arrests have been made and the investigation continues. They are looking at surveillance video taken from the area where the shooting took place.

The owners of the cab company have also reached out to the other shooting victim at Loyola Medical Center and have offered her help.

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