Police: Man fatally shot steps away from Crown Heights home

Posted: Updated:
CROWN HEIGHTS -

Police say a 26-year-old man was fatally shot early Friday morning just steps away from his Crown Heights home.

Emergency responders found Thierno Omar Barry with gunshot wounds to the face and torso just after 3 a.m. on Montgomery Street, near Bedford Avenue. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital and pronounced dead.

Family members say Barry drove a taxi for a living and was working to bring his wife and child to the United States from Guinea. They say he likely wrapped up a shift before heading home.

Barry's father told News 12 through a translator that his son was hardworking and devoted to his family.

No arrests have been made.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."