Suspect Identified in La Jolla Cab Driver Killing

Mir Sahou, a 68-year-old self-employed cab driver was found shot to death in La Jolla

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    Ismael Raul Lopez shown in several mugshots in (L-R) 2007, 2008, 2009.

    Homicide investigators have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in the death of cab driver Mir Sahou.

    Sahou, a 68-year-old self-employed cab driver was found shot to death next to his green and white taxi on La Jolla Scenic Drive Sept. 28. 

    Witnesses told police they saw the cab pulled over, heard an argument and then gunfire.

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    The cab then drove off heading northbound on La Jolla Scenic Drive North police said. The empty taxi was found around 2:20 a.m. Thursday parked on Coast Boulevard near the Children's Pool.

    On Oct. 11, San Diego police homicide detectives identified Ismael Raul Lopez, 28, as the leading suspect in Sahou's death.

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    A search of court records revealed Lopez has a past conviction for a felony charge involving illegal sex with an underaged male teenager.

    Documents indicate Lopez repeatedly violated his probation in that case, as recently as Jan. 5.

    He last appeared in court in April in that case.

    Police have issued an arrest warrant for Lopez. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call the San Diego police department at (619) 531-2000.

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