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Report: Cops cuff man for killing off-duty firefighter in apparent fit of road rage

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Police reportedly arrested the man whom they suspect killed an off-duty Coney Island firefighter during an apparent bout of road rage that turned deadly after his and the victim’s cars collided on the Belt Parkway on Dec 9.

Authorities with New York’s Finest and United States Marshalls cuffed the 29-year-old at a New Jersey motel, according to a Tuesday New York Post report citing law-enforcement sources, which a Police Department rep could not immediately confirm.

The crash occurred before sunrise, as the man driving a 2006 Infiniti G35 sedan and the victim merged their vehicles onto the Gravesend-bound side of the Belt Parkway via the on ramp from Fourth Avenue, according to authorities, who later identified the suspect as the Infitini’s registered owner, the Post reported.

Both drivers pulled over on the side of the parkway near Exit Four to 14th Avenue-Bay Eighth Street following the collision, which damaged the driver’s side of the suspect’s four-wheeler, cops said.

Officers from the 62nd Precinct responding to a 911 call following the incident arrived at the scene around 4:50 am, and found 33-year-old Ditmas Parker Faizal Coto — a member of New York’s Bravest with Coney Island’s Engine 245 — unconscious and unresponsive on the pavement next to his car, cops said.

Paramedics then rushed Coto to Coney Island Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead, police said.

The city’s medical examiner determined Coto died from blunt force trauma to the head, according to a spokeswoman, and the suspect reportedly smashed the victim in the skull with an unknown object during the fatal attack, according to CBS News.

But the medical examiner’s spokeswoman could not confirm whether the suspect hit Coto with an object, and a Police Department spokeswoman could not confirm that the pair got into an argument that resulted in the deadly blow.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 11:07 am, December 13, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

the trumps will be convicted from all their illegal actions says:
Another self entitled motorist strikes again! These people are animals.
Dec. 10, 2018, 7:56 pm
Abdul Achmed from Bay Ridge says:
Viscous American peoples who dont believe in the Quran
Dec. 11, 2018, 11:47 pm
you don't know from Brooklyn says:
You don't know so don't say. Let's see the evidence before we judge. From what's written here, one cannot tell who the aggressor was nor even if this was a fair fight gone wrong. Sad to loose one of our firefighters, but when off duty he's a person like the rest of us. Tragic. My condolences to the family.
Dec. 12, 2018, 11:15 am
Duke from Flatbush says:
Gangbanger kills firefighter, but ohhh we don’t know what happened. Build the wall and unleash law enforcement from the shackles liberals like the poster above places on them, and you will see much less of this.
Dec. 12, 2018, 3:53 pm
Hillary from Prison says:
Duke from Flatbush is what happens when an idiot like trump gets elected, folks.
Dec. 12, 2018, 5:50 pm
Duke from Prison says:
“Hillary” is what happens when you give the unemployable unlimited free internet access.
Dec. 12, 2018, 6:05 pm
Hillary from Prison says:
OK, dukebag.
Dec. 12, 2018, 7:03 pm

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