HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Police have identified the taxi driver who was found dead inside his cab in Henrico County last Friday.
Police found 38-year-old Antwan Lamont Brooks inside his cab at around 7 a.m. in the 100 block of Trafton Street after a person called about a traffic accident. His death is being investigated as a homicide.
Police have also identified a person of interest who is currently incarcerated on charges unrelated to this incident. Additional charges for this incident are anticipated.
Donna Clay lives on Trafton Street and called police after finding Brooks’ car crashed into a parked vehicle.
“I backed out a little after seven to go to work and I noticed the cab,” Clay explained. “I said, ‘well, this guy is not letting me out,’ but then I noticed that he hit my husband’s vehicle.”
After approaching the cab, Clay said she knew something was wrong and ran inside to call the police.
“He was laid back and I said, ‘ this guy appears not to be responsive,” Clay said.
Police arrived and pronounced Brooks dead on scene. Detectives scoured the area for clues for hours before ruling his death at homicide.
8News spoke with Thaen Dunn, the owner of Napoleon Taxicab, who said that Brooks was a driver on the company’s night crew. He said was a great family man and that his death is a great tragedy for the Napoleon Taxicab work family.
“He used to take his dad to church on Sundays,” Dunn said. “He would take off to go to church on Sundays with his father.”
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