COLUMBIA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Four Oakland Mills High School students from Columbia, Md. have been arrested and charged as adults in the attempted murder of a cab driver March 1, police say.
According to police, Khalid Khahiem Woods, 19; Johnam Perez-Rivera, 16; Woody Rousseau, 17; and Chellby Ofosusafori,
17, have all been charged with the attempted murder/assault of a Columbia Flyer taxi driver.
Police say a cab driver received a call to pick up four men on Sweet Fern in Columbia, Md. around 10:45 p.m. on Friday, March 1, and drive them to Sewell's Orchard Road in Columbia.
Police say according to the driver, one of the passengers told the cab driver to pull over, and as he did the passenger seated behind him pulled a belt around the driver's neck and began choking him while the front seat passenger pulled out a
handgun and threatened to kill him.
Police say that the cab driver was in fear for his life so he pressed on the gas pedal and hit a tree, which caused the airbags to deploy in the cab and the driver to escape.
According to police, evidence found inside the cab led detectives to investigate and later arrest Woods, Perez-Rivera, Rousseau and Ofosusafori.