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CINCINNATI — Cincinnati police are investigating the assault and shooting of a Kentucky cab driver who survived an early-morning attack.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/17wY0HIhttp://cin.ci/17wY0HI ) events leading to the shooting began after midnight Saturday when driver Abdninasir Warsame (ab-dee-NAS'-er war-SAHM'-ay) picked up two men in Newport, Kentucky, across the river from Cincinnati.

Police say once the cab got to downtown Cincinnati one man got out claiming he was going to get the cab fare while a second man hit Warsame with the butt of his gun and told him to drive.

Police say Warsame was then shot through the chest by the second passenger who then jumped from the moving cab.

An 18-year-old suspect is being held in Hamilton County jail on preliminary charges of aggravated robbery and drug abuse.


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