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Police Investigating Cab Driver Found Shot To Death In La Jolla

San Diego police homicide detectives today investigated the death of a cab driver shot on a La Jolla sidewalk.

The body was found in the 8600 block of La Jolla Scenic Drive, across the street from the Adat Yeshurun synagogue late Wednesday night, said San Diego police Officer David Stafford. The neighborhood includes many million-dollar homes.

An area resident reported hearing gunfire about 11:35 p.m. Wednesday and a patrol officer who went to investigate found the body, said San Diego police homicide Lt. Kevin Rooney. The man appeared to be in his 60s, he said.

Witnesses saw a cab pull up to a curb and two people get out, along with the driver, Rooney said, noting that an argument was then overheard, followed by gunfire.

The two people who had argued with the driver fled in his cab, which was found abandoned near La Jolla Cove early today, Rooney said.

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