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Spring Valley Man Dies After July 17 Hillcrest Shooting

The car involved in the shooting of a taxi cab driver in Hillcrest.
The car involved in the shooting of a taxi cab driver in Hillcrest. Photo Credit: Ramapo Police Department
Hakeem Gentles, 22
Hakeem Gentles, 22 Photo Credit: Ramapo Police Department

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. --  The Rockland man who was shot July 17 while driving a taxi cab on West Eckerson Road in the Hillcrest section of Ramapo has died, according to the Ramapo Police.

Rem Louis, 23, of Spring Valley, was shot around 3 p.m. while driving the cab with two passengers, said Det. Sgt. Brian Corbett.

Hakeem Gentles, 22, also of Spring Valley, was charged with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault in connection with the shooting, said Corbett.

An investigation into the shooting revealed that the incident was not a random shooting and police believe that one or two of the taxi's passengers were the intended victims, said Corbett.

Gentles is being held at the Rockland County Jail on $1 million bail.

Louis was being treated at Westchester Medical Center until his death earlier Tuesday.

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