An Ethiopian artist and author Asfawosen Alemseged has been killed yesterday in Holywood, Los Angeles.
A well known figure in the North American Ethiopian community , Asfawosen was killed while he was on his duty as a cab driver .
NBC4 reported that Asfawossen picked up three people and had a fight over a cab fare. “This is probably a fare dispute that escalated into a robbery, into a physical assault, to the to the victim’s death,” Lt. John Radtke of the LAPD said.
Police said the passenger, a suspect for murder case,run away and is still on loose . The Department urged the public to call them with any information they have about the suspect who was described as a 35 to 40-year-old man who is about 5-foot-8 inches tall.
The victim, Asfawossen, is well known for his poems and a music album named “Tembelel” translated as Gorgeous on facebook.
Friends and families are pouring condolences on facebook and other social media on what they call “senseless death of a hard working individual .”
The late Alemseged worked for the Yellow Cab company for 24 years.
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