NEW YORK (PIX11) – Police are searching for the suspect in a carjacking over the weekend who was later shot at by officers Monday morning at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll plaza.
On Sunday, police say 25-year-old Tyree Brown walked up to a 29-year-old man who had parked near the end of Holland Ave. in Staten Island, and pulled out a gun.
He allegedly demanded the victim’s cash before ordering him to the ground, and driving away in the man’s 2006 black Hummer.
Around 1 a.m. on Monday, a Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority officer spotted Brown trying to drive back to Staten Island in the Hummer, and attempted to stop him near the toll plaza.
Brown pulled over long enough for his female passenger to jump out of the car, authorities said, then took off. A TBTA officer fired at least four times at the Hummer, but the driver was able to flee the scene.
The stolen car was later found abandoned on nearby Targee street. No arrests have been made.
Brown is described as 5’8″ tall, 150 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and has “Dorothea” tattooed on his neck.
He was last seen wearing a red hooded jacket and tan pants.
Anyone with information is urged to call the anonymous NYPD tip line Crimestoppers at 800-577-TIPS.