Identification of taxicab driver found shot to death released

Victim identified as Aadam Ugaas Xirsi, 50

WINDCREST, TexasUpdated Friday @ 11:55 a.m.:

The name of the man found shot to death in his taxicab in Windcrest has been identified.

The victim was identified as Aadam Ugaas Xirsi, 50, the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office said.

Xirsi died of a gunshot wound and was the victim of a homcide, the Medical Examiner's Office said.

His last known address is in Austin.

Original story:

A taxicab driver was found shot to death in the driver's seat of his Yellowcab minivan Thursday morning in Windcrest.

Windcrest police Chief Al Ballew said they were called out around 7 a.m. for reports of a shooting in the parking lot of a Texas Thrift store off Interstate 35 near Loop 410.

When officers arrived, they said they found the driver's side window shattered and a 50-year-old man dead inside the minivan.

Ballew said investigators will be checking for surveillance video of the store and hopefully the cab's dashcam, if it was rolling at the time.

"But the camera only works inside the vehicle. Everything outside the vehicle, they're not going to know a lot," said Adrian Gonzalez, a taxicab driver. 

Gonzalez said the life of a taxicab driver is dangerous.

"I used to be a soldier in the Army. I actually felt safer being a soldier than I did, you know, doing this," he said.

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