STOCKTON (CBS13) — Investigators are searching for witnesses and trying to piece together clues in the murder of a Stockton taxi driver who was found dead early Sunday morning.

The Stockton Police Department said officers found 44-year-old Luis Palma unresponsive in the driver’s seat of his taxi near Lincoln Street and Washington Street at about 1:44 a.m., shortly after receiving a report of gunshots in the area.

Palma was pronounced dead at the scene.

Stockton Police Officer Pete Smith said investigators can’t release much information on a possible motive for the crime, but added that there is no indication Palma was doing anything other than trying to pick up a fare when he was killed.

Nearby residents reported seeing four or five women and possibly one man running away from the scene shortly after the incident, but it is not clear if they are connected to the case.

Anyone with information on Palma’s death or the identities of the people seen fleeing the scene is asked to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8323.

Comments (11)
  1. B 4 Real says:

    What is your point by posting this ridiculous comment?

    1. termite says:

      U just proved my point B4 real. Thanks

  2. bobby booshay says:

    its crazy how certain races complain about blacks and mexicans. if you dont like em, move to oregon, idaho, montana maine, new hampshire, conn or either one of the dakotas.

    1. MAC says:

      Has nothing to do with black, brown, pink, or blue, it has to do with stupidity, doesn’t matter if your a dumb ass mexican, dumb ass black, dumb ass white, dumb ass is what it is. so why is everyone speaking of race if that is what lives in that area and this happened then they are a dumb ass, no matter their color of skin

    2. Mace says:

      Don’t forget Europe, Sweden, or even Vermont, better yet ship ’em over to Afghanistan…LOL Its funny seeing racist people heading into 2012

  3. stkngirl95205 says:

    Why does race have to be the topic of this poor guy dying, he was just trying to make a living for his family, who gives a f#$k what race he was, stupidity is the people who are responsible for this poor guy dying the way he did….. at least he came over here to this country to make a living and not live off of our welfare system, like alot of our people who were born here….. all we should be thinking about at this point is getting justice for this poor family that is grieving his death right now……my prayers go out to this guys family and hope they get justice…..

  4. graze says:

    You might want to brush up on your own english before leaving a comment like that.

  5. ssamsha22 says:

    Stockton = latinos= chithole

    1. Diana Gisela Solis says:

      ssamsha22 = turd

  6. ssamsha22 says:

    Stockton is a third world chit city. just like Tijuana. great job again Messicans.

  7. Diana Gisela Solis says:

    Call yourself something else, you’re insulting the termite population

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