Police: Person in custody in Lincoln Square taxi driver murder

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Friday, February 26, 2016
Taxi driver found shot to death in Lincoln Square
A taxi driver was found shot to death inside of his cab in the Lincoln Square neighborhood.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police say they have a person of interest in custody for the murder of a taxi driver in Lincoln Square.

Kamil Shamji, 59, was found shot to death inside his cab Monday morning in the 4400-block of North Leavitt. Friends and coworkers said he had picked up his last fare from Roger's Park and brought it to Lincoln Square late Sunday night. His taxi was parked behind the Lincoln Square branch of the Chicago Public Library when he was found.

Police have not released any details about the person they have in custody.

Syed Saddiq, a friend and fellow cab driver, said their work comes with this kind of risk and wondered if it was a robbery.

"This is the life, you never know, anything is possible on the street," he says. "And bad guys, they don't care."