Arrest Made in Taxi Driver Homicide

April 24, 2013 Updated Apr 24, 2013 at 7:42 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

April 24, 2013 Updated Apr 24, 2013 at 7:42 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Buffalo Police announced Wednesday morning that a 17-year-old Buffalo man was arrested in connection to the March 6th fatal shooting of taxi cab driver, Mazen Abdallah.

17-year-old Maurice Howard was charged with second degree murder.

“On Tuesday an arrest was made in the MLK Park shootings and this morning we have an arrest in the death of Mr. Abdallah," said buffalo Mayor Byron Brown. "I’ve said before, it doesn’t matter if a case is a month old, a year old or ten years old we will pursue every lead to bring people to justice.”

Detectives say Abdallah had gone missing in the early hours the day he was murdered. He was located in the back seat of an Airport Taxi he was driving.

55-year-old Abdallah was shot to death and was discovered in the 700 block of Norfolk Avenue.

Howie is currently being held at the Erie County Holding Center without bail.