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Two men arrested for shooting of cab driver

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LAWTON Okla_ Lawton police arrest two people suspected of shooting a cab driver the night before thanksgiving, one of them a juvenile.

Police say one of the suspects, David Allen Stamper, was already in jail on an unrelated charge at the time. Reports show detectives questioned Stamper at Lawton city jail yesterday and he confessed. He said he intended to rob the cabbie, not to shoot him. He said he when the cabbie arrived near 67th and maple, he and another juvenile male got into the cab. Stamper said when the cab driver asked him what address he was taking them to, the juvenile male handed him the gun and told him to kill the driver.  Stamper said at first he refused, but he eventually shot the cab driver one time in the back of the neck as he reached for changed.

Police said the 58-year-old cabbie, Robert Gillan was shot a second time when he ran after the suspects. He has since recovered.

Stamper is charged with attempted robbery by force and shooting with intent to kill. No word on what his juvenile accomplice is charged with.

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