Man arrested in taxi driver's killing

by: Tom Regan Updated:

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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Clayton County police have arrested one man and are searching for a second suspect in the fatal shooting of a taxi driver.
 

The victim, 44-year-old Rosendo Casarrubias, was found shot dead in his cab the morning of Jan. 25 in a Riverdale neighborhood.
 
Police say 22-year-old Desmond Nixon, of Clayton County, has been charged in the murder. A warrant has also been taken out on Julius Thomas, who is the target of a police search.
 
Investigators said cellphone calls and other evidence link the two men to the murder. According to police, Nixon called the victim to reserve a cab ride, and later shot the driver during an attempted robbery.
 
"I think the robbery went bad because Mr. Cassarubia was actually arming himself. Desmond Nixon thought the cab driver was armed," said Clayton County Police Capt. Richard Gandee.
 
Police are asking for the public's help in locating the murder weapon which they describe as a .40 caliber Glock.
 
Channel 2's Tom Regan spoke to friends of the victim who expressed relief that police had break in the case.
 
"I hoping it is them. I'm hoping it is them. So for the family, for the daughter, they can find justice," said neighbor Maggie Morquecho.