One arrested in deadly Stamford stabbing

Shota Mekoshvili, 29, is arrested for the stabbing death of a Stamford cab driver.

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police said they’ve arrested the man who stabbed Mohamed Kamal, 47, up to 20 times killing him.

Police said thanks to intel they were able to connect Georgian citizen, Shota Mekoshvili, 29 to the brutal crime. They said the two knew each other, but would not divulge the relationship.

Police said the Stamford taxi driver picked up Mekoshvili in downtown Stamford early Wednesday morning. His wife said she called him around the same time. This would be their final conversation.

Original Story: Cab driver found stabbed to death

Mohamed Kamal and his son.
Mohamed Kamal and his son.

“I call him he said ‘I’m coming ten minute. I have one customer. I drop the customer.’ Then, I’m coming soon,” said his widow Razia Sultana Shathi.

Police said Kamal drove Mekoshvili to a remote part of Doolittle Road right near a vacant home. Detectives said Mekoshvili robbed him, they fought, and Mekoshvili stabbed him driver. Police said Kamal put up a fight for his life.

“He put up a very valiant struggle and injured the suspect during that struggle,” said Stamford Police’s Capt. Richard Conklin.

Police said through several investigation techniques they found out Mekoshvili was the suspect, and he was ready to leave town with his girlfriend. When officers approached Mekoshvili, they chased him, and he was tazered and arrested on Grey Rock Place. When police arrested him they said it was evident that he had wounds consistent with a struggle that occurred at the murder scene.

Kamal’s family said his 3-year-old son wonders where his father is. His wife is devastated.

“He’s a very very wonderful father. My son, he miss his daddy,” said wife Razia Sultana Shathi.

A cousin said the family is planning a trip to Bangledesh for funeral services.

“There’s no happiness in me because he took our loved one away. We just want him (Mekoshvili) killed,” said his cousin Shahnaz Ali.

Mekoshvili was charged with Murder 1st and a $1,000,000 bond was levied. He will be arraigned in Stamford Superior Court tomorrow. Mekoshvili is a Georgian Republic National Citizen staying in the US on a Visa. ICE has been notified and we will be working with them to determine his immigration status.

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