Man sentenced to 35 years for shooting cab driver

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A man who police say shot a North Charleston taxi cab driver in November 2010 has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

According to a release from the Ninth Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office, 21-year-old Raheem Deon King was found guilty this week of attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Police say King called for a taxi during the early morning hours of Nov. 26, 2010. When the taxi arrived, King got in the back seat, held a gun to the driver's head and demanded money.

King fired one shot at the driver's head, but the driver moved and was shot in the arm, officials say. The victim spoke at the trial this week, telling jurors King continued to shoot at him as he ran down the street to get help.

Police responded to the scene shortly after and the victim was taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

According to the report, investigators were led to King by tracking the phone number that was used to call the cab service.

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