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Suspected gunman identified in Fort Greene triple slaying

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FORT GREENE, Brooklyn — Police have identified the suspected shooter in a triple slaying that happened just before 2 a.m. Sept. 20 on Fleet Walk, outside the Ingersoll Houses in Downtown Brooklyn.

Allen Cooper, 31, also known as "Pike," allegedly gunned down a man in his 70s, along with two others, according to detectives, who are now working to locate him.

Police are looking for Allen Cooper, known as "Pike," in connection with the triple fatal shooting in Clinton Hill. (DCPI)

Police are looking for Allen Cooper, known as "Pike," in connection with the triple fatal shooting in Clinton Hill. (NYPD)

Police released surveillance video shortly after the shooting that shows a suspect reach into a recycling bin and pull out a bag containing a gun.  After he drops the bag, and exits the screen, is when he shoots his first victim in the head, according to police.  He chases two others, and allegedly opens fire on them.

Calvin Clinkscales, 43, of Queens, and Lacount Simmons, 39, who lived in the Ingersoll Houses, were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The third victim, identified as 76-year-old Herbert Brown, a longtime Ingersoll resident, was shot in the abdomen, and taken to Methodist Hospital where he died of his injuries.

“He (Herbert Brown)  was a happy going man.  He stayed to himself.  He was not a trouble maker.  Just got caught up in the wrong place at the wrong  time,” said a neighbor who did not want to be identified.

The shootings appear to be drug related, said law enforcement sources.

“It is in the best interest of our community for those that have seen anything or heard anything to step forward so that we would be in a better position to get that gun and this individual off the street,” said community advocate Tony Herbert.

Police say Allen is about 6 feet tall, roughly 190 pounds and has brown eyes and dark hair.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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