A suspect was killed last night on FDR Drive near East 6th Street, as he attempted to elude police. According to Channel 7, cops were pursuing a 22-year old man, who ran onto the roadway and was struck by a livery cab. The incident happened at about 11:30 p.m.
Emergency crews responded right away but the man was pronounced dead on the scene. Distraught family and friends tried to approach the accident scene, but police held them back. It’s unclear why they were chasing the suspect.
UPDATE: 12:40 p.m. – The Daily News reports the victim was 22-year old Keba Brown, an East Village resident. According to the report, he fled when police tried to arrest him for allegedly dealing drugs. A few more details from the story:
Family members said Brown had a troubled past but was trying to turn himself around. “He wanted to start a new life,” said his aunt, Sharon Reid. “He had two kids.” Sources said Brown was on probation for robbery and had a warrant for his arrest on a parole violation.