UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Fatal Stabbing of Stamford Taxi Driver

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Update: Police arrested Shota Mekoshvili, 29, of Stamford after a foot chase on Grey Rock Place. At the time of the arrest, police said he had wounds consistent with a struggle that occurred at the murder scene. Mekoshvili was treated and released from Stamford Hospital.

Mekoshvili was charged with first degree murder and held on a $1,000,000 bond. He was scheduled to be arraigned in Stamford Superior Court on Thursday. Police said Mekoshvili  a citizen of the Georgian Republic and is in the U.S. on a Visa. Police said they notified ICE  to determine his immigration status.

Stamford Police have a suspect in custody in the death of a man who was found stabbed near a taxi cab, police said.

Mahomed Kamal, 47, was found dead Wednesday morning near a cab crashed in the woods near 150 Doolittle Rd.

Stamford Police announced that they had a suspect in custody on the department Facebook page late Wednesday night.

The incident was reported at 8:30 a.m. Police found Kamal on the lawn of the home, and the taxi "impaled" in the woods off the roadway. He was stabbed multiple times in his torso. Police believe a violent struggle took place both inside and outside the cab that lead to Kamal's death. The weapon has not been found.

Police are asking anyone who saw anything in the area after 3 a.m. to contact detectives at 203-977-4444



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