A Missouri taxi driver was injured in an altercation that killed a passenger inside the car on Wednesday, authorities said .
A driver from Laclede Cab in St. Louis County and the passenger got into a scuffle around 4 a.m., prompting the driver to pull over on the Interstate 55, KMOV-TV reported.
During the incident, the driver drew a gun and shot the passenger, who died of his injuries, Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. Justin Wheetley told Fox News. The driver was also shot and injured, he said.
"There was obviously a struggle going on when he pulled out a gun," Wheetley said.
The driver has beenhe was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition. The authorities did not disclose the identity of the passenger and no arrests were made.
Investigators did not speak with the taxi driver on Wednesday afternoon and it is unclear what sparked the deadly altercation, Wheetley said.
Fox News has contacted the whole cab team.
The highway was closed for approximately four hours while soldiers were at the scene.
A Laclede Cab driver was shot and killed in 2018 when a passenger hijacked him from his car and left his body on the street.