Police Release Sketch of Taxi Shooting Suspect

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Police today released a sketch of the man suspected of robbing and shooting a taxi cab driver.

The driver, 52-year-old Yukyu Kim, survived a bullet to his neck. Now investigators need your help to find the gunman.

"We're looking for a Portuguese-Caucasian male in his 30s, about 5'8", 160 pounds. He's fair.  We do know that the fare originated in the Kailua area" said Sgt. Kim Capllonch of HPD.

He's described as being in his 30's about 5 foot 8, and 160-pounds. Police say the suspect shot Kim in the parking lot of the First Hawaiian Bank branch across the street from Pearlridge Shopping Center around 9:10 PM on July 28th, 2006.

The suspect took off in the victim's taxi, which was later found abandoned on the Likelike Highway in Kaneohe.

If you have any information about this case, call Crimestoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME from your cell phone.