Cab driver shot by passenger say Richland County Sheriff’s deputies

A cab driver was shot Thursday night during an armed robbery, according to a Richland County Sheriff’s Department report.

Deputies responded to a shots fired call at the Austin Wood Apartments on Garners Ferry Road Thursday night around 10:30.

The cab driver was taking a passenger to Apple Valley Lane when the passenger asked the driver to return to Garners Ferry because he forgot his wallet. On Garners Ferry the man pointed a gun at the driver and demanded her purse.

The driver was shot several times in the lower body. She was taken to Palmetto Health Richland hospital and is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies are asking for help identifying the suspect. If you have any information call CRIME STOPPERS that number is 1-888-CRIME-SC.