Police: Man fatally shot steps away from Crown Heights home

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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.

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