Grandmother killed, child among 4 injured after driver evading police goes on rampage in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

BED-STUY, Brooklyn (WABC) — A grandmother was killed and an 8-year-old child is among four injured after a driver evading police went on a rampage in Brooklyn.

It happened just before 7:15 p.m. Saturday on 163 Ralph Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Police said officers attempted to stop a car that had mismatched plates. As officers approached, the driver hit the gas and then sped off and went north on Ralph Avenue.

A grandmother who was crossing the street was killed, and an 8-year-old child is in critical condition at the hospital after being struck. A bicyclist and two other pedestrians were also struck.

Police later identified the woman who was killed as 67-year-old Lynn Christopher.

Two passengers from the car fled the scene. One person is currently in custody, but it is unclear if that person is the driver.

“We’re asking our lawmakers to do a real analysis of the repeated crimes that the same people are taking. And we’re asking our prosecutors to prosecute the Yorkers don’t deserve this. We lost a grandmother tonight. We lost one of my neighbors. We lost a family member in my community. We have a child that’s hanging on for his life,” said Mayor Eric Adams.

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Police are combing through surveillance video to search for the second suspect.

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