All day, the phones have been ringing off the hook at Day and Night cabs in College Park.
He had a bald head, but a big boy, Dispatcher Joe Darin said, remembering his friend and fellow co-worker.
Darin told Channel 2’s Tony Thomas he had been answering calls for service and sympathy all day Sunday.
Normally he worked during the day. I don’t know what he was doing out, Darin said.
Darin told Thomas, Rainey called in on his radio early Sunday morning, saying he’d been shot. Then no one could reach him.
As police scoured the south side of Atlanta looking for his blue and gray cab, a woman walking her dog near Oak Knoll Elementary School spotted his car with Rainey dead inside, investigators said.
Channel 2’s Cameras were there as the cab was hauled away, damage to the cabs front end could be seen. That was the only indication of what happened.
The taxi came to rest in a wood line. That’s how the taxi came to be damaged to the front of the cab. It did leave the road and ended up in a gulley, Lt. Cliff Chandler of the East Point Police said.
Police said Rainey died of multiple gunshot wounds and was likely shot from inside the cab.
The call was a Charleston Apartments. We get a lot of calls there, but we don’t know whether he had picked up the call he was assigned to or he picked up a flag which we call on the street, Darin said. What can I tell you, we hadn’t lost a driver in a while. He had three kids, one in college and two youngsters, 11 and 9.
The shooter or shooters still remain at large. Police continue to investigate this case.