Police seek vehicle in connection to firefighter’s death on Belt Pkwy.

<p>The NYPD is asking for the public's help identifying a vehicle in connection to the death of a firefighter on the Belt Parkway Sunday.</p>

News 12 Staff

Dec 9, 2018, 6:47 PM

Updated 1,955 days ago

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The NYPD is asking for the public's help identifying a vehicle in connection to the death of a firefighter on the Belt Parkway Sunday.
Police say an off-duty FDNY firefighter's vehicle collided with another vehicle as they merged onto the parkway shortly before 5 a.m.
Officials say the vehicles pulled to the side of the parkway near Exit 4, and the suspect's vehicle fled eastbound shortly afterward.
The victim, who has been identified as 33-year-old Faizal Coto, was found on the ground next to his vehicle, unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to his face and head.
Coto was taken to Coney Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities say the suspect's vehicle is described as a 2006 Infiniti G35, gray or silver in color, with damage to the driver's side of the vehicle. It has New York State license plate JEA2402.
Coto was with the fire department for three years. He was assigned to Engine 245 in Coney Island.
He was also an aspiring rapper and hip hop artist performing under the name FAIYA. He recently posted on Facebook ago that he was getting back into his music and he thanked his fans for their support.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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