Murder charge for driver who ran over cyclist in Bushwick

September 3, 2019 Noah Goldberg
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An enraged driver who cops say ran over and killed a cyclist who was breaking into his vehicle on Monday morning now faces murder and manslaughter charges.

Police said the cyclist was trying to gain access to Korey Johnson’s 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee at approximately 6:00 a.m. Monday on Marcus Garvey Boulevard in Bushwick. Johnson, not in his car, approached the cyclist and they got in an argument. The cyclist then struck a woman with a screwdriver, cutting her arm.

The cyclist tried to flee the scene on his bike, going the wrong way down Marcus Garvey Boulevard and turning onto Broadway Avenue, also going the wrong way. Johnson followed in his vehicle and ran his car into the cyclist on Broadway Avenue, pinning the biker between his car and another vehicle.

The cyclist, whose name was not immediately released, was killed.

The incident was caught on surveillance video obtained by the Daily News, which shows the driver apparently speeding down Broadway Avenue to run the cyclist over, then smashing into two parked cars before flipping his vehicle and coming to rest.

Johnson was taken into custody after the crash, and on Tuesday morning was charged with murder and manslaughter, according to cops.

The killing marks the 21st cyclist killed so far this year. Fifteen have been killed in Brooklyn alone. In 2018, only 10 cyclists died citywide.

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  1. Stephan Casey

    Breaking into a car stabbing a woman the poor cyclist? Are you kidding being robbed a family member stabbed the gentleman got caught in a moment of rage caused by the criminal. Sorry the predator died but he is responsible stop making the victims the criminals. I hope the real victims are ok and out of jail and hospital.