CLINTON HILL – The NYPD are searching for a suspect involved in a car chase in Clinton Hill Saturday afternoon that left a trail of destruction and eight people injured.
At approximately 4pm on November 18, police attempted to pull over a silver/grey Honda at the intersection of Lafayette and Clinton Avenues for having tinted windows—a traffic infraction, a police representative says. As officers approached the car on foot, the driver sped off, according to ABC7 New York, leading police on a short chase down Clinton Avenue.
The car ran through a red light a few blocks away at Clinton and Fulton Street, according to NY1, slamming into an MTA bus as well as an SUV, the police rep adds. The two men in the Honda tried to flee the scene, according to NY1, but police were able to apprehend 34-year-old Tyrell Artis. Police are still searching for the second suspect. A description of the suspect has not yet been released.
Eight people suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident and were treated at an area hospital.
Anyone with information in regards to the above 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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.