Modesto police on Friday arrested a man suspected of being one of two who robbed and carjacked a taxi driver.
The incident occurred about 5:45 a.m. Wednesday at Prescott Road and Sharon Way, said Sgt. Steve Hinkley.
Two men called for a taxi. When it arrived, they got inside, pointed a gun at the driver and robbed him of his wallet, Hinkley said.
The driver got out and ran; one of the men fired several rounds, but the driver was not hit, Hinkley said.
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Officers found the taxi abandoned nearby on Powell Drive.
Through evidence found in the taxi and other leads, detectives identified 23-year-old Marcus King as a suspect.
King was arrested Friday morning in Stanislaus Superior Court, where he was appearing in an unrelated case.
He was arrested on suspicion of robbery, carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon.
Hinkley said detectives have not recovered the gun nor identified the second robber.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Robert Gumm at 209-342-9162 or Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Tipsters can email through the Crime Stoppers website, www.stancrimetips.org, or text tips to CRIMES (274637) by typing “Tip704” plus a message. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.