Second Suspect in Giffords Shooting Cleared: Police

He's reportedly just the cab driver who dropped off Jared Loughner
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 9, 2011 2:21 PM CST
This security camera image from video shows an individual, since cleared, that was seen at the location of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Saturday Jan. 8, 2011.   (AP Photo/Pima County Sheriff's Department)

(Newser) – Arizona authorities say a second man has been cleared of any involvement in the attempted assassination of US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson. A sheriff's deputy says the man, who was caught on a security camera near the scene, was a cab driver who drove the gunman to the grocery store outside of which the shooting occurred, and went into the store because the gunman apparently hadn't paid his fare. Click for full background on the tragedy.

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