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Second suspect arrested in Tampa cabdriver's December death

TAMPA — Police arrested a second man Friday in the December slaying of a Yellow Cab driver.

Landrick D. Edwards, 24, known as "Fat Cat," faces charges of first-degree murder and attempted robbery with a firearm. He has been in jail since Dec. 12 — four days after the death of John Dooley, 56 — because, police say, he violated probation for an attempted-murder conviction.

Detectives have long suspected the Tampa man. Months ago, they executed a search warrant at his home and found a gun. Ballistics tests confirmed it was the murder weapon, police said Friday.

Detectives arrested Devante Bell, 19, in Dooley's death two days after the killing.

Police said that about 8 p.m. Dec. 8, Dooley picked up three passengers on Mallory Avenue, between College Hill and Ybor City. He drove into Sulphur Springs when one of the men shot him.

Authorities are still searching for a third suspect in the crime.

Second suspect arrested in Tampa cabdriver's December death 02/28/14 [Last modified: Friday, February 28, 2014 4:23pm]
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