Police: Man accused of killing cyclist, says victim was trying to break into his car

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A Brooklyn man will go before a judge after police say he struck and killed a cyclist with his Jeep.

Police tell News 12 that Korey Johnson was arrested and charged with murder and manslaughter.

The incident unfolded just before 6 a.m. in front of 15 Marcus Garvey Blvd. when police say 47-year-old Robert Donald was apparently trying to break into a black Jeep Grand Cherokee that belongs to Johnson. When Johnson confronted the cyclist, police say the two began to argue and at one point Donald pulled out a screwdriver and cut a woman on the arm before jumping on his bicycle and trying to get away.

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News 12 is told Johnson is no stranger to police, with 21 prior arrests, many of them for marijuana and the most recent for having a stun gun.

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