A New York City livery cab driver from Long Island was reportedly shot and killed in Brooklyn early Monday morning.

Carlos Nunez, 37, of Valley Stream, was picking up a fare when he was shot in the face at the corner of Decatur Street and Irving Avenue in Bushwick shortly before 1 a.m. Monday. He then crashed his vehicle into several parked cars.

He was pronounced dead shortly later at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center.

NYPD investigators believe he may have been targeted. Authorities are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.