Transit SUV driver in Bushwick cycling death charged with murder, manslaughter The driver of a black SUV fatally struck a cyclist he suspected of trying to break into his car in Bushwick Monday, police said. Photo Credit: Citizen App By Vincent Barone and Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com @vinbarone Updated September 3, 2019 11:45 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The SUV driver who chased down and fatally struck a cyclist who allegedly tried to break into his car in Bushwick Monday has been charged with murder, police said. Korey Johnson, 41, of Brownsville confronted the 47-year-old cyclist at about 6 a.m. when he saw him trying to break into his car on Marcus Garvey Boulevard, near Ellery Street, cops said. The two had an argument that escalated to a physical fight, during which, the cyclist cut a female bystander in the arm with a screwdriver, according to police. The bicyclist, who was not immediately identified, then attempted to flee on his bike, but Johnson got into his Jeep Grand Cherokee and chased after him, police said. Johnson veered into the oncoming traffic lane on Broadway to slam into the cyclist, pinning him against parked cars, the NYPD said. Johnson struck the cyclist with enough force to flip his SUV on its side, video footage from the scene shows. First responders pronounced the bicyclist dead at the scene of the crash, having suffered head trauma. Johnson remained at the scene, and was taken into police custody. He was later charged with murder and manslaughter. The incident marked the 21st cycling death in the city this year. By Vincent Barone and Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com @vinbarone Vin has been covering transportation at amNewYork since 2016. He first landed on the beat at his hometown newspaper, the Staten Island Advance, in 2014. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic E-bike rider dies after collision with pedestrianCharles Cheeseboro of Harlem died Wednesday after sustaining head injuries in the collision on Monday, police said. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.