Suspected gunman sought for shooting at a man on a St. Albans commercial street in May: NYPD

Cops are looking for 42-year-old Maurice Brown for allegedly shooting at a man on a commercial block in St. Albans in May
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The NYPD identified a suspect who is wanted for shooting at a 26-year-old man in St. Albans back in May.

Detectives from the 113th Precinct in Jamaica are looking for 42-year-old Maurice Brown for allegedly opening fire at the victim just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21.

Investigators say Brown approached the man on a commercial strip in the vicinity of 201st Place and Linden Boulevard, pulled out a firearm and fired one round at him. The victim was not injured in the shooting, and Brown sped away from the scene in a silver Chrysler Pacifica minivan.

The NYPD released surveillance images of Brown standing inside a bodega and described him as having a dark complexion, a large build with tattoos on his arms and a beard and mustache. He was wearing a white V-neck T-shirt, ripped jeans, white sneakers and white sunglasses.

Anyone with information regarding this reckless endangerment investigation 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 June 30, the 113th Precinct has reported 8 shooting incidents so far in 2024, one fewer than the 9 reported at the same point last year, a decline of 11.1%, according to the most recent CompStat report.