Man, 19, charged in fatally shooting taxi driver in Tacoma

Authorities have charged a 19-year-old man with murder in the fatal shooting of a taxi driver in Tacoma.


The News Tribune reports that Eddie Hogan pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned Monday in Pierce County Superior Court. His bail was set at $1.5 million.


Robert Crall was found shot in the chest on the sidewalk outside his cab Thursday morning.


Hogan was identified from photos taken by a camera mounted in Crall's cab.


According to charging documents, Hogan initially claimed he shot Crall in self-defense. When detectives confronted him with a photograph allegedly showing him in the cab with a bandana pulled up over his face, Hogan allegedly told police he planned to rob Crall.


Police say Hogan is suspected in other recent robberies.

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