Two suspects still at large in cabbie murder

TAMPA - Police are looking for two additional suspects in connection with the shooting death of a cab driver Sunday night.

Police say John Dooley was shot and killed near Sulphur Springs after he picked up three people who called for a cab.

One of the three, Devante Bell, was arrested Tuesday night.

Wednesday morning he faced a judge who explained to the 19 year old he could face life in prison if conviced.

Bell stood quietly, showing no emotion as the judge outlined what his future may look like.

He faces murder and robbery charges in the shooting death of John Dooley Sunday night.

Bell remains in jail with no bond, but police say he is cooperating with the investigation.

Louis Minardi worked with Dooley at Yellow Cab. He said, "Now we just hope they get the other one or two. However many people are involved because we don't need this to happen again."

More details also emerged during Bell's first appearance about his alleged role in the robbery.

Bell is accused of being one of three people who called for a cab with the intention of robbing the driver.

After Dooley picked them up, one of the other suspects shot him while he was driving.

Police caught up with Bell two days later and arrested him at a home along East New Orleans Avenue.

This also isn't the first time bell has been in trouble with the law.

His first arrest was when he was 11 and he has also been arrested by Tampa PD for robbery, theft and battery in the past.

A criminal record that Dooley knew nothing about when he picked him up.

"We go into all areas, we pick up everybody and, you know, there's good areas and bad areas. It could happen anywhere," Minardi said.

Dooley's brother, Jim Dooley, said Wednesday the crime was senseless and said had the suspects just asked for the money, he believes his brother would have just given it to them.

He also said he would like to see cameras installed in cabs to try and prevent something like this to happening again.

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