Man wanted in string of robberies, cabbie shooting arrested


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Shawn Peace, wanted for the shooting of livery cab driver Trevor Bell – and a string of other robberies – was arrested in Buffalo, NY by the NYPD Violent Felony Squad on January 11.
Bell, 53, was shot multiple times in the legs and neck before he was robbed of $100 on Friday, December 3 at the corner of 122nd Street and Sutter Avenue. The suspect was caught on tape by a camera Bell kept on his dashboard. Peace was charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the incident.
Peace, who was reportedly part of a crew that held up cabbies and commercial locations in the borough 16 times since the summer, was then questioned in connection with several other incidents and has been charged with robbery and/or criminal possession of a weapon for: holding up a McDonald’s on Union Turnpike on Thursday, July 15; for the hold up of a Wendy’s on Northern Boulevard on Sunday, August 8; for robbing the Popeye’s Restaurant on Francis Lewis Boulevard on Thursday, August 19 (in this incident the suspect fired one round, striking the manager in the right hand); for holding up a livery cab driver and taking his vehicle on Thursday, November 18; taking cash from the register of a Burger King on Atlantic Avenue on Friday, November 19; and for taking cash from the safe of the McDonald’s on Rockaway Boulevard on Sunday, November 21.