DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN (PIX11) — Gunfire erupted in Brooklyn Sunday morning between a suspect and police officers from the New Rochelle Police Department, an NYPD spokesperson said.
The New Rochelle officers were attempting to arrest the suspect near Myrtle Avenue and Fleet Place when shots were fired, according to the NYPD.
No one was hit during the shooting, police said. The suspect was taken into police custody, per the NYPD.
Police confirmed the chase and gunfire were connected to the Oct. 14 shooting death of a cab driver in a New Rochelle parking lot.
Officials late Sunday night identified the suspect as Percell Lamont Ross, 52, and said he’s from Covington, Virginia.
Ross was to be charged with homicide, as well as multiple other charges stemming from Sunday’s shootout, New Rochelle police said.
The suspect was a wanted fugitive in Connecticut for an attempted murder and in Virginia for sex trafficking, according to authorities.
It wasn’t immediately clear which Connecticut police department had a warrant for Ross’ arrest.
The NYPD was not involved in the incident, a department spokesperson told PIX11 News.