Tuesday, June 13, 2006

IN THE MEMORY OF PARVEZ AHMED


A Springfield cabdriver was found shot to death Sunday night outside his taxi in Annandale, Fairfax County police said, and investigators were searching yesterday for his last passenger.

Police believe Parvez Ahmed, 46, of the 6500 block of Lee Valley Drive picked up a fare at the King Street Metro station in Alexandria about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. About 20 minutes later, citizens reported hearing gunshots in the 3300 block of Arnold Lane, north of Gallows Road.

Ahmed had been shot in his upper body, police said. He was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police said Ahmed worked for Alexandria Yellow Cab. Investigators were trying to determine yesterday whether Ahmed had been robbed, Officer Richard Henry said. Detectives also were seeking descriptions of the man Ahmed picked up.


-- Tom Jackman : WASHINGTON POST 6/13/2006

I am fucking tired of these lazy ass thugs and crack heads who don't want to work for a living and shoot cab drivers to get their quick fix or whatever. To some of you its just another cab driver killed, big deal! But this is some serious shit. This poor guy got killed doing his job at his work place, Imagine some mother fucker walks in to your office while you're trying to be productive sitting in front of your computer, and he blows your brain out to snatch $40 out of your wallet. This is what's happening to cab drivers because we are easy moving targets, I know you might say we chose this dangerous profession, so deal with it or get out, if that's the case our civilized society would be crippled because most professions have some dangerous elements to some degree, and we would be sitting on our asses doing nothing but staring at the caves we live in.

Ahmed got killed in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington DC, so most DC cab drivers I talk to are disturbed by this horrible tragedy. A friend of mine was telling me that Ahmed had plans to take his kids to Pakistan for the first time to have them visit their father's homeland. If there is some kind of donation set up to help the family, I will post it and PLEASE send couple of bucks, what ever you can to help this family out.

With a quality police work I know they will catch this asshole and he will face justice, and when the state of Virginia fry his ass I hope they will carry it on pay per view, I will pay my hard earned cash and watch it, with one fat cigar on one hand and a Remi Martin XO with the other.

Rest in peace brother.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS (8477).

6 comments:

Melissa Marie said...

This is sobering. Sure, we see tons of cabs on the road, but do we ever think about the dangers the drivers face when they pick up a stranger? Most likely, no. This is disturbing to me in particular because the King Street Metro is close to my house. His family is in my thoughts.

Lillian said...

Wow--a humbling and sobering post. Most of the cabbies I've encountered have been wonderful, clearly hard-working people, and deserve far more respect than they get. And no one--no one--should have to go through what happened to Mr. Ahmed. His family is in my thoughts and prayers.

lugosi said...

Missed that story in the paper. Thanks for posting it.

Anonymous said...

I worked with Mr. Ahmed's wife and saw Mr. Ahmed on occassion. This is a horrible tragedy. His family is in my thoughts and prayers every night.

Scenic Artisan said...

sorry to hear about this.

Namra Nazir said...

Mr. Ahmed's mother still have no information about the killer, was the justice served? Could someone please help me to find out the details of this case? It is quite an old news but anyone with information please contact me at nimra.nazir@yahoo.com.
we, his family in Pakistan, will be highly grateful!