Hunt for carjacking suspect in Verrazano shooting - New York News

Hunt for carjacking suspect in Verrazano shooting

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TBTA police were involved in a shooting near the toll booth Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. July 7, 2014  (MyFoxNY) TBTA police were involved in a shooting near the toll booth Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. July 7, 2014 (MyFoxNY)
Tyree Brown, 25, is wanted in connection with a carjacking on Staten Island. Tyree Brown, 25, is wanted in connection with a carjacking on Staten Island.
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A carjacking suspect who was fired upon by Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority Police remains on the loose.

Officers pulled over Tyree Brown, 25, near the toll booth of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Monday morning, according to the NYPD. A woman got out of the car and was arrested while Brown took off in a stolen 2006 Hummer.

Two MTA Bridge and Tunnel officers followed and discharged their guns and fired four shots at the car, reported the NY Post. 

Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority police are part of the MTA, and patrol the seven bridges run by the MTA.

No one was hit or hurt. 

Brown reportedly continued on until colliding with another vehicle on Hylan Boulevard where he ditched the vehicle and ran into the woods.

There were several lanes closed on the Staten Island side of the bridge during the Monday morning rush as police conducted an investigation. The NYPD was assisting.

A day earlier, Brown had forced a 25-year-old man out of the Hummer at gunpoint and made him lie on the ground near Holland Ave. on Staten Island, said police.

Cops describe Brown as black, 5' 8" tall, 150 lbs., with black hair, brown eyes and a tattoo of 'Dorothea' on his neck. He was wearing a red hooded jacket and tan pants during the alleged carjacking.

Anyone with information regarding Brown's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers at any of the following. 

1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

WW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

The NYPD says all calls are strictly confidential.

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