KINGSBRIDGE (WPIX)—Police are on the hunt for two young men suspected of murdering a 48-year-old Bronx livery driver.
According to police, a dispute erupted between the victim, identified as Bronx resident Cesar Santos and two men who were inside a parked Toyota Camry, at about 1:40 p.m. Sunday.
Kingsbridge when Santos was shot once in the torso. The men in the car fled the scene. They were apparently arguing over fare.
"There is no reason for killing a person for pennies," Jose Viloria, President of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, told PIX 11 News.
Santos was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:25 p.m.
The 48-year-old was described by co-workers as a loving father who drove for 'Excellent Car Service' seven days a week to support his family.
"He was good driver, solid person and beautiful guy," Henry Medina told PIX 11 News.
Both suspects are described as Hispanic men between the ages of 18 and 20. They both were wearing a white tank top and dark shorts. One of the suspects also had a Yankees baseball cap.
Investigators released surveillance photos of the suspects, but the face of the suspect wearing the baseball cap was obstructed by the vehicle's headrest.
The taxi union Monday urged every driver to have a camera in their car.
"It is providing the only link that we have to these individuals, any taxi driver that doesn't have one should get one now," said Union Rep Phil Abate.
Anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers at (800)-577-TIPS (8477), visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text CRIMES (274637) then enter TIP577. All calls are kept confidential.