Suspect in Staten Island carjacking-turned-bridge shooting in custody
NEW YORK (PIX11) — A 25-year-old man suspected of stealing a Staten Island man’s Hummer at gunpoint and who was later shot at by officers at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll plaza is in police custody Wednesday, NYPD said.
Tyrell Brown allegedly approached a 29-year-old man about 6 a.m. July 6 in the back of a Staten Island home on Holland Avenue, police said.
He allegedly pulled out a gun, demanded money and ordered the victim to lay on the ground.
The victim complied, lowering himself to the pavement, and that’s when, police said, Brown sped off in the victim’s 2006 black Hummer.
Early the next day, at about 1 a.m., an officer with the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority spotted the stolen Hummer driving back to Staten Island and tried to pull over the car.
The driver stopped long enough for a female passenger to jump out then he sped off, police said. A TBTA officer fired at least four shots at the Hummer, but the driver escaped.
The stolen car was later found abandoned on nearby Targee Street.
Investigators on Monday released a photo and detailed description of their suspect, who has “Dorothea” tattooed on his neck.
Police initially identified the suspect as Tyree Brown, but corrected his name Wednesday.
Brown had not been charged as of 10:30 a.m., police said.