Police: Cab driver shoots attempted robber on 17th Street in Jericho

Police say the cab driver is a former federal law enforcement officer. (3/14/13)

JERICHO - Police say a suspected crook is in the hospital after picking a fight with the wrong cab driver.

Authorities say Donald Canham tried to rob a cabbie last night on 17th Street in Jericho. Police say the driver, a former federal law enforcement officer, pulled out his licensed handgun and opened fire after taking a few punches to the head.

Canham was shot in the leg. He is now under arrest.

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