Murdered Chicago Taxi Drivers

George Lutfallah
Chicago Area Cab Drivers Murdered Since 1988 *
Date of Incident Cabdriver Name Location of Incident Type of Murder Cab Company
 201724-Dec Ismail M. Abdulle  Blue Island, IL BeatenYellow 
2016 2-NovGreg Wong3000 block of W 5th Street ShotTaxi Town
2016 21-Feb Kamil Shamji 4400 block of N. Leavitt Shot Flash Cab
Seneca Richardson
Blue Cab

Chinedu Madu
1200 block of South Albany
Chicago Carriage Cab
Edwin Obazuaye
91st Street & South Lafayette Avenue
2011  15-May Leodis Blackburn 500 block of Elmwood Avenue, Evanston  Shot Best Taxi
Sonnie Wellington
2214 E. 95th Street
King Drive
Haroon Paryani
500 block of West Briar Place
Beaten/Run over with driverÕs own cab
Karim Ally
6300 block of South Calumet
2003 16-Jul Jamial I. Osborn 900 block of Old Indian Trail Road, Aurora Shot Deluxe
5-Jul Ruby Lasecki 2500 block of West Warren Shot Bandit
16-Apr Mohammad Rafiq Haroon 3500 block of North Albany Avenue Knife/ Stab General Cab Co.
2001 18-Aug Zaheeruddin Quraishi 6300 block of North Rockwell Street Shot Wolley
31-Jan Mohammed Majeed 6400 block of North Campbell Bludgeoned Wolley
2000 9-Dec Luis Gonzalez Damen and Lake Shot American United
16-Sep Jason B. Jones 5800 block of West Lake Street Shot jitney
30-Mar Nader Zidan 1800 block of 73rd Avenue, Elmwood Park Shot Blue Cab Co.
15-Jan Hisham Siam 1800 block of West Nelson Knife/ Stab American United Cab Association
1998 19-Aug Michael Flosi 4700 block of West End Avenue Shot Blue Cab Co.
2-Apr Muhammad Siddiqui King Drive and Lewis Avenue Shot Private transportation service
7-Apr Michael Darling Maywood Shot Maywood Cab Service
20-Jan Edward Bahard 15600 block of Dobson Avenue, Dolton Shot HowardÕs Cab
1997 30-Nov Abdul Mohammad 500 block of West 65th Place Shot Yellow Cab
16-Sep Zorawar Singh 3800 block of N. Troy Shot Kandola Corp./ Checker Cab
26-Mar Josef Eberhardt 1300 block of North Waller Shot American United
26-Mar Artis Robinson 1200 block of North Menard Shot Sure Way Livery
1-Mar Jean Francois 53rd Street and Aberdeen Avenue Shot N/A
1996 17-Dec Rigoberto Madrid 5600 block of N. Clark Shot Riaz Khan Cab Co.
15-Jan Frank Randle 100 block of South Kilbourn Shot Jitney cabdriver
1995 8-Apr Michael Mims 11800 block of S. Union Shot Yellow Cab
27-Mar Hasan Mahmoud 5700 block of S. Green Shot Checker
6-Mar William Weinberg 1400 block of W. Touhy Beaten Dart Cab Co.
1994 28-Dec Paul Brown 1000 block of West Garfield Shot Yellow Cab
21-Dec James Watkins Marquette Rd. and Damen Avenue Shot Jet Livery Service
16-Dec Bernard Prince 52nd Street and Prairie Shot Unlicensed
10-Jul Barkadali Lakhani 200 block of South Western Shot Abker Ali Cab/ Checker
8-Mar John R. Johnson Milwaukee and Chicago Shot American United
1993 3-Oct Jusuf Hasani 900 block of Illinois 53, Addison Strangulation American Cab Co.
1992 12-Oct Rudolph Bennett OÕHare Shot Circle Cab Co.
5-Aug Tommy Jackson 6700 block of S. Clyde Stabbed E. Russell Cab Co.
22-Jul James Dyer 119th St. and Lowe Avenue Shot Yellow Cab
31-Jan Patricia Thompson 1100 block of E. 89th St. Shot Unlicensed Cab
1991 28-Sep Adewale Bakare 3600 block of W. Cornelia Shot American United
19-Sep John Anderson 9500 block of S. Colfax Shot Yellow Cab
5-Aug Ozias Austin 6000 block of S. LaSalle Shot Redd Cab Co.
13-Mar Johnson Mathews 7100 block of N. Sheridan Rd. Shot Checker
13-Feb Syed Hadi 199th and Torrence, Lynwood Shot Checker
1-Jan Fazel Khan 6200 block of North Magnolia Shot Norshore Cab
1990 20-Dec Dae Kim 6100 block of S. LaSalle Shot Checker
18-Apr Willy Williams 800 block of E. 103rd St. Shot Jiffy Cab
31-Mar Robert Burnett 7500 block of S. Essex Shot American United
15-Mar Carlos Simmons 5900 block of S. Calumet Shot N/A
21-Jan Arthur Evans 4300 block of West Hirsh Shot Norshore Cab
1989 8-Feb Tadeusz Skowron 1300 block of W. Church, Evanston Shot Norshore Cab
13-Jan Earnest Walton 5000 block of W. Ohio St Shot N/A
1988 28-Nov Dan Stoenescu 5000 block of W. Van Buren Stabbed Checker
8-Sep Steve Rzany 2500 block of W. Adams Shot American United
30-Jul Michael Broad 5 W. Cermak Shot N/A
*This list may not be complete. Six cabdrivers were reportedly murdered in 1997.

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