RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A long line of taxis followed a hearse to the funeral on Thursday as area taxi drivers honored one of their own who was shot and killed while on duty Monday morning.
Jose Nicolas Dominguez, 55, of Raleigh died around 1:25 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of Hodge Creek Drive at the Hodges Creek Apartments, police said.
“We lost a good friend, a good father, a good grandfather, a person that was always there for us,” said Jovanka Diaz.
Dominguez was a driver for Amigo Taxi. A dispatcher for Amigo said Dominguez was called to the complex to pick someone up when he was killed.
“We can’t believe this happened, especially to him…cause he was a really good person,” said co-worker Thaina Gonzalez.
Two people have been charged with killing Dominguez. Conrad Rashad Patterson, 27, of Zebulon, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with murder. Major Earl Edwards, Jr., 25, was also charged with murder in the case.
The funeral for Dominguez was held Thursday afternoon at City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremations.