NEWARK - Police say a Newark cab driver was shot and killed earlier this morning while dropping off a customer.

Rochenel Guerrier, a 17-year veteran cab driver, was found dead in his cab by police around 4 a.m. this morning on Mount Prospect Avenue.

Police say they initially thought they were responding to a car accident in which a cab ran into some parked cars. When they arrived, Guerrier was slumped over the wheel with two gunshot wounds to the head and two to the chest.

Officials say Guerrier's cab did not have bullet proof dividers or panic buttons.