St. Petersburg police: Taxi driver killed in stabbing at closed gas station

A cab driver was found dead in a closed St. Pete gas station.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The St. Petersburg Police Department is investigating a Thursday morning homicide of a taxi driver.

John Andrew Hutchens, 59, of Pinellas Park died from the stabbing in the parking lot of a Citgo gas station at the corner of 38th Avenue North and 28th Street.

First responders tried to perform CPR on Hutchens, but he died at the scene.

Investigators are still looking for the suspect, who drove off in Hutchens’ taxi cab. Police did find the cab abandoned near 47th Avenue North and 71st Way.

St. Petersburg police said Hutchens worked for United Taxi of Clearwater.

Detectives interviewed witnesses and are reviewing evidence collected from the scenes.

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