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Nashville cab driver shot, killed in possible ambush

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A longtime Nashville cab driver was shot and killed early Friday inside his vehicle near the Germantown area.

Henry Moore, 69, was found inside his Yellow Cab van just before 3 a.m. near the intersection of 10th Avenue North and Garfield Street.

Police said Moore had just been dispatched to pick up a woman at the intersection.

"It was his belief that a lady and her child needed to go to Vanderbilt hospital," said Yellow Cab President and General Manager Doug Trimble.

It was far out of his way, but there were no other available drivers, so he agreed to go across town to pick up the female caller who said it was an emergency.

About a block from the intersection, someone pulled out a gun. The shot shattered his driver's side window.

The cab crashed a block in front of a church, across from a school.

Just around the corner from the elementary school, police found bullet casings.  Investigators searched the area for hours looking for evidence.

Police say it's possible Moore, a cab driver of 40 years, was lured to the area for a robbery.

"He was the kind of cab driver friends say would do just about anything to help anyone," said friend Earl Roberts.

His killing brought other cab drivers to pay their respects on Friday.

"This could have been me. We never know who we put in our vehicle. Anything can happen," said cab driver Danelle Stephens.

Yellow Cab of Nashville said they've lost five drivers to violence in the last 26 years.

Metro police said they have some very strong leads in this case. If you have any information that could help police, call 74-CRIME.

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