Driver of Range Rover SUV sought in Flushing homicide investigation: NYPD

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Homicide detectives are looking for this driver of a black Range Rover SUV who fled the scene of a crash in Flushing leaving behind a Connecticut man with a fatal gunshot wound to his head. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

The NYPD is on the lookout for the driver of a black Range Rover SUV with Connecticut license plates in connection with a homicide investigation into the fatal shooting of a Bridgeport man in Flushing earlier this month.

During the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 9, police from the 109th Precinct in Flushing responded to a 911 call of a vehicle collision at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Franklin Avenue, where they found the SUV that had rammed into a white van before the driver of the Range Rover fled the crash scene on foot.

A 48-year-old man was discovered unconscious and unresponsive in a rear passenger seat with a gunshot wound to the head. EMS rushed the victim to Flushing Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The victim was later identified as Myron Dukes, 48, of Bridgeport, Conn.

The driver of the white van suffered minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

A preliminary investigation determined that the white van was stopped at a red light at the intersection facing southbound on Parson Boulevard. The black Range Rover SUV was traveling northbound on Parsons Boulevard when it struck the van in a head-on collision, police said, adding that there are no arrests and the investigation continues.

On Tuesday evening, the NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect as he fled the crash scene.

The suspect is described as having a medium complexion with a well-trimmed gray beard. He wore a gray Pytchley cap and a black hooded sweatshirt over a black T-shirt with “Security” in white letters across the chest. He was wearing black pants, dark boots and blue latex gloves and he was carrying a black bag with white polka dots, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.