Wanted Covington man arrested after Sunday shootout with police in New York

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (WPIX/WFXR) — Gunfire erupted in Brooklyn Sunday morning between a wanted southwest Virginia man and officers from the New Rochelle Police Department, a police spokesperson said.

Brooklyn shootout suspect
Percell Lamont Ross, 52, of Covington, Va. was arrested after a Brooklyn, N.Y. police shootout on Oct. 17, 2021, according to police. (Photo: Courtesy New Rochelle Police Department)

According to the New York Police Department (NYPD), the New Rochelle officers were trying to arrest the man near Myrtle Avenue and Fleet Place when shots were fired on Sunday, Oct. 17.

Nobody was hit during the shooting and the man was taken into police custody, per the NYPD.

Authorities confirmed the chase and gunfire were connected to the fatal shooting of a cab driver in a New Rochelle parking lot on Thursday, Oct. 14.

Police were on the scene of a shooting involving a Virginia man and New Rochelle police in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 17, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Rebecca Solomon/WPIX)

Late Sunday night, officials identified the man as 52-year-old Percell Lamont Ross from Covington, Va.

Ross is set to be charged with homicide, as well as multiple other charges stemming from Sunday’s shootout, New Rochelle Police said.

Ross was a wanted fugitive in Connecticut for an attempted murder and in Virginia for sex trafficking, according to authorities.

The NYPD was not involved in the incident, a department spokesperson told WFXR’s sister station, WPIX.

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