FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Ft. Lauderdale man who reportedly shot a cabbie in a robbery gone wrong has been taken into custody.
Joseph Nare, 43, was driving his taxi Saturday, Aug. 2nd, when he picked up a passenger in the area of the Lauderhill Mall, located in the 1200 block of North State Road 7.
The passenger, later identified as 31-year old James Keel, asked to be taken to Northwest 31st Avenue and Northwest 4th Street. As Nare drove to the location, his passenger changed his mind and asked to be taken to Northwest 13th Avenue and Northwest 4th Street.
When they arrived, Keel reportedly demanding that Nare hand over all his cash. When Nare said he didn’t have any money, Keel pulled a gun and shot him multiple times, according to police.
Keel then jumped out of the cab and took off on foot.
Critically wounded, Nare got out the cab and tried to go for help only to collapse in front of a nearby residence. Nare was taken to Broward Health Medical Center and treated for his injuries.
Detectives with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department’s Career Criminal Unit and the US Marshalls Office tracked Keel to a park near Lauderhill Middle School, located in the 2000 block of Northwest 49th Avenue. When Keel was taken into custody he was armed with a gun.
Keel has been charged with Attempted Murder, Armed Robbery with a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Carrying a Concealed Firearm without a permit.