See it: Shootout between murder suspect, New Rochelle police in Brooklyn


BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A plainclothes officer from the New Rochelle Police Department jumped out his car firing his weapon and then ran as bystanders looked for cover on a Brooklyn street Sunday morning, new surveillance video of the shootout, obtained by PIX11 News on Monday, shows.

The officer is part of a team from Westchester County that tracked down alleged murder suspect Percell Lamont Ross, 52, at the Ingersoll Houses in Fort Greene based on a tip. But as soon as Ross saw the officers, police said he started shooting at them and they returned fire. 

Neighborhood residents said the gunfire terrorized people who live in the area.

The shootout happened on Myrtle Avenue near Fleet Walk around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bullets went flying in every direction — even hitting the glass window of a business across the street.

Ross allegedly fired at the officers until his gun ran out of bullets and then surrendered. 

He was wanted by police in New Rochelle for allegedly killing cab driver Andreas Valenzuela. Authorities said he’s also suspected of attempted murder in Connecticut and sex trafficking in Virginia.

Ross was in the custody of the FBI, as of Monday afternoon.

No one was injured in the shooting.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Brooklyn Videos

108-year-old woman and "mother" of the Woodson Houses honored in special celebration

Thief burglarizes Brooklyn synagogue several times

He spent decades making repairs for NYCHA. Now his public housing home is crumbling and he can't get help

Five Coney Island NYCHA buildings without heat, hot water

18-year-old deli worker shot in the head

Brooklyn tenants on rent strike still waiting for repairs

More Brooklyn

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Follow us on Facebook

Don't Miss

@PIX11News on Twitter