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    NJ Cabbie Drives to Police HQ After Being Shot in Face

    A New Jersey cabbie drove himself to a police station after authorities say he was shot in the face early Monday, authorities said. Tracie Strahan reports. (Published Monday, March 28, 2016)

    A New Jersey cabbie drove himself to a police station after authorities say he was shot in the face early Monday, authorities said.

    The cabbie was shot on Davis Place in East Orange at about 2:30 a.m., according to authorities. 

    Despite his injuries, Elidieu Collin managed to drive himself to the East Orange Police Department headquarters a half-mile away.

    Police were investigating the shooting early Monday morning. A vehicle with its trunk up and a blanket over its front-end was being guarded by an officer. Davis Place was closed to traffic.

    Officers were using flashlights to look for evidence on streets near the crime scene. They were also knocking on the doors of homes to get witness accounts from residents. 

    Collin has driven for Classic Cab Company for a little over a year, according to a dispatcher at the company.

    "This is an incredible man," said Josebska Valencia, a dispatcher for the company. "He drove himself to the police? That's amazing."

    He was taken to University Hospital in Newark, where he underwent surgery.

    Police have made no arrests and have not named a suspect.