The following is a press release from the offices of City Councilman David Greenfield:
Councilman David G. Greenfield (D-Brooklyn), Flatbush Shomrim and the family of fatal hit-and-run victim Noah Foxman are asking any local residents or businesses with a video surveillance system to immediately turn over all footage from the evening of Thursday, January 26 to Flatbush Shomrim or NYPD, which are conducting the ongoing investigation into this crime. Business owners and residents near the accident scene at Coney Island Avenue and Avenue K are especially urged to help locate the driver of the light-colored sedan seen fleeing southbound after hitting Mr. Foxman at about 10:15 p.m. All residents and merchants are asked to act before relevant footage is taped over or erased.
“Nearly a month has passed since this horrendous incident and the family of Noah Foxman is still seeking closure, which will only come once the cowardly driver is held accountable for the abhorrent actions of that evening. The key to these investigations, short of an eyewitness, is often surveillance footage from local store owners or residents. I am hoping that everyone in that area with a surveillance system will provide copies of video from that evening to the authorities actively investigating this case,” said Greenfield.
A reward fund started by Greenfield and Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case has now reached $5,500. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the driver responsible for the death of Mr. Foxman, who was a married father of three and beloved Midwood resident, is urged to call 1-800-577-TIPS.
“There is a good chance video footage exists of this driver fleeing the scene, so our family is hopeful that a local business or resident can help bring closure and some measure of justice in this matter,” said Shumel Foxman, whose brother was killed in the accident. “We are not seeking revenge. Rather, we are asking that the driver do the moral and correct thing by taking responsibility for their actions by turning themselves in.”
“We are continuing to help look for the culprit who caused the death of a human being. I urge anyone who may have witnessed this horrific accident or caught it on tape to please come forward with any information, regardless of how minor it seems. We must do everything possible to bring justice and closure to this distraught family,” said Chaim Deutsch, founder of Flatbush Shomrim.
The NYPD, Shomrim and Foxman family are specifically asking that any video from homes and stores between Ocean Parkway and Nostrand Avenue from Avenue L to Avenue R be turned over to Flatbush Shomrim, which can be contacted at (718) 338-9797 or to the NYPD by calling the tip hotline. All information will be kept confidential.