Disgruntled Employee Shoots Boss at Suburban Philadelphia Taxi Company: Police - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Disgruntled Employee Shoots Boss at Suburban Philadelphia Taxi Company: Police

Dispute Over Money Leads to Taxi Company Shooting

A taxi driver has been arrested after police said he shot his boss and fled the area following a fight about money he claimed he was owed. NBC10's Drew Smith reports. (Published Friday, Oct. 16, 2015)

An argument over money at a suburban Philadelphia cab company’s headquarters Friday afternoon left a boss shot.

Abington Township Police responded to the Montco Suburban Taxi Company along Mount Carmel Avenue near Limekiln Pike in the North Hills section of the township around 1:30 p.m., said county dispatchers.

Police arrived to find Alex Kagan, a supervisor, suffering from a gunshot wound to his side, said police. Medics transported Kagan, a father of three, to Abington Memorial Hospital where he was conscious and alert while awaiting surgery, said Kagan's business partner Roman Barkan.

Investigators said the shooter, 45-year-old Ozzie Lou Clark, Jr., felt he was owed money by the cab company.

Ozzie Lou Clark, Jr. is accused of shooting his boss during a dispute over money, Abington Police said.
Photo credit: Abington Police

After opening fire, Clark refused to allow three other employees in the office to call an ambulance for Kagan and instead demanded a bookkeeper write him a check for the money he wanted, according to police. He fled toward Philadelphia after getting the check.

Clark made it about 20 miles south before officers found him.

Philadelphia Police stopped the worker's blue Dodge Avenger at 72nd Street and Woodland Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia. He was arrested.

Police said a .40-caliber handgun was found in the car. Police also took a woman who was in the man's car into custody.

Abington Police said Clark will be brought back to Abington and charged in the case.