DETROIT — A Bangladeshi American father of seven was shot and killed while driving his cab Saturday morning.
Hamtramck resident Joynul Islam, 60, was a cab driver for Checker Cab. The incident occurred as he was dropping a passenger off on the 600 block of Collingwood Street, near Woodward, around 2 a.m. Saturday.
According to some reports, the passenger refused to pay, a few words were exchanged and then Islam was shot.
According to Detroit Police, he lost control of his cab after being shot and crashed into a tree. That was the reported cause of death.
The Bangladeshi American community of Hamtramck is condemning Islam’s death and also begging for gun violence to stop.
The investigation is ongoing.
A now-completed GoFundMe campaign was established to to help Islam’s family. For more information, visit https://www.gofundme.com/communityhelpers-campaign-for-br-j-islam-family?teamInvite=RlKMfc3Hkpqg9iFvjmygd68tWNewv4L6lzRtLLrpoV9xksndUQAVhT6y1LmxLYu7