On 2nd January 2013 a taxi driver shot a juvenile aged 17 years after failing to pay for a €7.50 taxi journey. The incident occoured in Caliços after three men including the juvenile refused to pay for the taxi journey and fled from the taxi. The taxi driver allegedly then drew a pistol and shot the fleeing youth in the abdomen.
The juvenile managed to escape from the scene and checked into the Centro de Saúde in Albufeira where doctors noticed a bullet lodged in his body. The GNR were called and the youth transferred to Faro Hospital where he underwent an operation. He is reported to be in serious condition. Following enquiries the taxi driver was identified, located and arrested by the Polícia Judiciária and appeared in court in Albufeira on Saturday 4th January.