Daughter of slain New Rochelle taxi driver calls for justice, safer conditions
The daughter of a taxi driver killed in New Rochelle says she wants justice in her father's murder and safer conditions for taxi drivers in the area.
She called her father's death a senseless crime that could have been prevented.
Korehisi Valenzuela says her family is heartbroken after losing their patriarch, Andres Valenzuela. The 62-year-old died early Friday morning after being shot in a parking lot on Main Street in New Rochelle.
The part-time cab driver was parking his taxi after finishing a late-night shift.
New Rochelle police arrested the suspected killer, Percell Lamont Ross, on Sunday in Brooklyn after a wild shootout.
The 52-year-old is wanted in Virgina for sex trafficking and in Connecticut for attempted murder.
Valenzeula's family is calling for justice to be served.
New Rochelle police are stepping up patrols in the area, and Valenzuela is calling on the city to consider ending restrictions that prohibit cab drivers from parking on public streets.
She says it's something that would have saved her father's life.
"The taxi drivers need more security and more light in the parking lot," she says.
She says improving safety won't bring back her father, but it may help save another person's life.
Valenzuela's family hopes to bury him in his home country of Mexico.
They created a GoFundMe me to raise money to fulfill his final wish.
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