Teen arrested for the stabbing of Schenectady taxi driver

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Schenectady Police have arrested Desere D. Shaw, 18, for the Thursday stabbing of taxi cab driver Derek Leach.

Leach called 911 on the evening of February 7th, reporting that he had been stabbed. He was treated where he was located in Schenectady, for stab wounds to the face, arm and back by members of the Schenectady Fire Department and then airlifted to Albany Medical Center.

Leach operated a cab for Glove City Taxis and had transported a fare from Johnstown to Schenectady.

Shaw has been charged with assault, grand larceny and attempted murder. She will be arraigned on Sunday morning.



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