A man driving a black Lincoln town car took a bat to 25-year-old Isaac Martinez and another man around 5:00 Saturday morning, eventually stabbing them. Police released a sketch of the suspect on Thursday.
Martinez died, and his friend is in stable condition. It is unclear whether the man who stabbed them was a livery cab driver.
"We can't assume because you are driving a Lincoln cab that you're a livery cab driver, that's not the case," said President of the Taxi Drivers Union, Fernando Mateo.
Mateo is offering a $5,000 reward to find the suspect not on behalf of the taxi drivers, but on behalf of his community group, Hispanics Across America.
"We believe that by offering a $5,000 reward, we will get information on who committed this crime, and hopefully get people behind bars," said Mateo.
It is unclear whether Martinez and his friend got in a fight with the driver. The two were apparently drunk and had just picked up some beer.
Martinez' cousin, Michael Aguirre says Martinez worked as a DJ, and usually always came home right after work.
"He was pretty cool, a really nice guy, friendly to people," said Aguirre.
The driver of the cab is described as an Asian male, about 30 years old.