Friends, family rally for justice for Stamford cab driver

st0830stmekoshvili-690STAMFORD — Family members and fellow cab drivers call for justice in the stabbing death of Mahomed Kamal earlier this week.

Shota Mekoshvili, 29, an immigrant from the Republic of Georgia, has been charged in the murder and is to be arraigned in state Superior Court in Stamford Friday afternoon.

Kamal has been remembered by friends and family as a devoted family man who supported his wife and 3-year-old son at a Cove neighborhood home he worked hard to afford.

Mekoshvili was taken into custody Wednesday night after an intense search led to a foot chase and his eventual capture downtown. He is being held on $1 million bond.

Jonathan Lucas