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Suspect arrested in Jersey City cab shooting

July 13, 2012 1:18:46 PM PDT
Police in Jersey City have announced the arrest of a man in connection with the shooting of a cab driver.

James Purcell, 21, turned himself in to a police precinct earlier Thursday, asking police why they were looking for him.

Purcell was wanted for questioning in the shooting of taxi driver Maged Rizkallah, earlier this week.

Police say Purcell did not pay his fare of $12.50 to the cab driver, and argument started, and the suspect allegedly shot the victim twice before climbing out of the windows and running away.

According to police Purcell's family saw surveillance video of him on WABC-TV and urged him to turn himself in.

Charges against Purcell include attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and endangering an injured person. He was arraigned this afternoon and is being held on $400,000 cash bail.

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