People step in to help slain cabbie’s family ; Memorial service will be Monday for man who was fatally shot in his taxi
|By Jim Schoettler|
An untold number of
As of Wednesday afternoon, nearly
A public memorial service will be Monday from
"We are very, very grateful for everybody helping us out," Carson said. "Even if it was only
Several people without access to a computer called the
The family on Wednesday set up a regular mail route. Donations can be sent to Carson's sister,
The online support began the day after Carson, 43, was found robbed and shot to death in his cab in Brentwood.
Carson died after driving his last fare of the night from
Many of the online donations, ranging from
"I pray they catch who did this," said Zimmerman, who donated
Cabbie Jeanie Mitchell donated
"As a fellow cab driver, I live with certain fear and I live for my family just as much," Mitchell wrote. "May his family find peace and closure to this horrific act of greed and violence. No one should have to live and work in fear for their lives."
The Carson family is planning to join the MAD DADS victim's rights group for a candlelight vigil and walk Friday at
"Some individual that doesn't respect life took his for no apparent reason," Jordan said. "He was just a hard-working man. We feel like the community does know something."
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