Suspect nabbed in brutal killing of cab driver

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Photo courtesy of Chinedum Agwu
Photo courtesy of Chinedum Agwu

Uro Orji Ama

Nearly a week after the Brooklyn slaying of cab driver Uro Orji Ama, a man has been arrested in connection to his death.

Shamel Allen, 28, has been charged with manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

“We are just going to let the law take its course,” said Agwu Agwu, Uro’s half brother following the news of the arrest. “Making sure that these kids are secure that’s my primary concern.”

Uro’s five children, ranging in age from 13 to 24, are in the midst of moving from Brooklyn to Rosedale to live with close relatives.

Cops found Ama, 54, in his 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis after responding to a traffic accident in Brooklyn on Thursday, June 13, police said.

Ama was dropping off a man and a woman when the man stabbed him through the right eye with an umbrella, piercing Ama’s brain. The cab driver lost control of his car and crashed into parked vehicles.

Cops arrived at the scene and rushed Ama to Brookdale University Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, authorities said.

There was no information about the woman witnesses saw.