19-year-old charged with murder of Chicago cab driver

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CHICAGO -- A 19-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a cab driver earlier this week.

Lamon Weathers, of the 2000 block of West Arthur Avenue, is accused of fatally shooting Kamil Shamji.

Shamji was found shot to death inside his cab Monday morning, behind a library on North Leavitt Street.

Police say they were able to identify the suspect as a result of video surveillance in the area, as well as items left in the cab.

Detectives say the suspect disabled the video camera in the taxi, but investigators were able to retrieve it and say, it was shocking, as it shows the shooter pulling the trigger.

Police also say they found a gun on Weathers when they arrested him and that it matches the weapon used to kill Shamji.

Friends say the long-time taxi driver was working extra hours to support his family, including a daughter in medical school.

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