Taxi driver dies after fight with passenger in Hollywood, suspect remains at large

- A taxi driver was fatally injured during a fight Sunday at a gas station in Hollywood by a man who fled on foot.

The suspect was last seen running eastbound on Franklin Avenue, from the gas station in the area of Franklin Avenue and North Beachwood Drive, according to Los Angeles police Lt. John Radtke.

Police were dispatched to the scene at 3:06 a.m. in response to an assault with a deadly weapon call, said Officer Scott Danielson of the LAPD's Hollywood Station.

The cab driver, a man between 45 and 50 years old, stopped at a gas station, where both he and his passenger got out of the vehicle, according to Officer Norma Eisenman of the LAPD's Media Relations Section.

The taxi driver got into a fight with the passenger and was pushed to the ground, where he hit his head on the pavement, Danielson said.

Paramedics rushed the driver to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries, the officer said.

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