Suspect sought in fatal East Flatbush shooting

Police have identified the man fatally shot while sitting in his car in East Flatbush Wednesday morning.



Melvin Pippins, of Crown Heights, was shot when a gunman in a dark-colored car pulled up alongside his car and fatally shot him, police say.



The shooting occurred at 165 East 19th St. at around 2 a.m., according to investigators. Police are searching for a gunman. 



Surveillance video from several angles recorded the attack. The dark car pulls up next to a silver car parked on 19th Street near Beverly Road. Several shots fly into the silver car before the apparent assailant speeds off.



A woman is shown running out of the silver car just moments before a man stumbles out and limps toward shelter in a nearby building, where police say he collapsed.



The 25-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his chest, police say. Emergency workers rushed him to Kings County Hospital, where medical staff pronounced him dead.



Police say the suspect was a man wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt. They are looking for both him and the dark car.



Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.


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