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Police make arrest in Yellow Cab driver murder

Tampa, Florida -- Tampa Police say they have made an arrest in Sunday night's fatal shooting of Yellow Cab driver John Dooley.

STORY: Murdered cab driver remembered for going extra mile

Devante Bell, 19, confessed to using his cell phone to call for a taxi Sunday night and set up a robbery. 

Police say Bell then admitted to getting into the cab Dooley was driving, along with two other people.

Bell told police as the taxi drove through Tampa's Sulphur Springs neighborhood, one of the men in the back seat shot Dooley.

The car sped out of control.

The front-seat passenger grabbed the wheel and steered the car to a stop near 18th Street and Eskimo Avenue.

Police say Bell then worked to wipe down the taxi.

Bell is looking at a first degree murder charge and a robbery charge that shows just how painful and pointless this murder was.

According to the charge, Dooley's life was lost over less than $300.

Dooley drove a taxi for 32 years and was one of Yellow Cab's most beloved and trusted drivers.

Detectives have managed to track down this one man, but two others are still out there. If you have any information, call the Tampa Police Department.

You can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at their website or by calling 800-873-TIPS.

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