A disgruntled passenger fired several rounds at the cab that had just dropped him off at his residence in Santa Monica before shooting himself in the head, a police sergeant said today.
The incident took place in the 800 block of Bay Street about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Santa Monica police Sgt. Cody Green said.
“Apparently there was some kind of dispute over payment for the cab ride,” Green said.
The unidentified passenger got out of the cab, went inside his residence and then came back out and fired several rounds at the cab, Green said. He then went back inside his home and shot himself in the head.
It’s unclear why he shot himself, Green continued.
He was rushed to the hospital and remained in critical condition Thanksgiving Day morning, Green said. The cab driver was not injured.