Gunman in lumberjack-style jacket sought for shooting in Jamaica: NYPD

Cops are looking for this suspect, who opened fire on several people as they sat inside a car in St. Albans.
Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police from the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica are on the lookout for a lone gunman in a lumberjack jacket who opened fire on several people sitting in a parked car on a St. Albans street during the early morning hours of Thursday, May 2.

Three people were inside a vehicle on a commercial strip on Jamaica Avenue near 179th Place at around 4:10 a.m., when a stranger approached and shot at the car before running off in an unknown direction, police said.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the shooting incident.

The NYPD released a surveillance image of the suspect and described him as having a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a distinctive red and black lumberjack-style jacket over a white hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through May 5, the 103rd Precinct has reported 9 shooting incidents so far in 2024, 5 more than the 4 reported at the same point last year, an increase of 125%, according to the most recent CompStat report.