Coney Island shooter sought

Coney Island shooter sought
John Thomas is being sought by authorities for a shooting in Gravesend.

Watch out, Celow.

A scraggly-haired Coney Island felon is being sought for a shooting on Avenue W in Coney Island, officials said this week.

John Thomas, AKA “Celow,” 34, allegedly opened fire during a 1 p.m. skirmish near West 13th Street on Monday, January 4, striking a 30-year-old man once in the stomach.

His victim was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition after treatment.

Cops described Thomas as 5’10, 170-pound male. The motive behind the shooting was not disclosed.

While they begin their hunt for Thomas, cops are wrapping up their case against a man wanted for a New Year’s crime spree.

Officials said that Fatmir Dajbabic, 28, was apprehended for a B.B. gun spree between December 29 and January 1.

According to prosecutors, Dajbabic allegedly stormed into a Dunkin’ Donuts on Brighton Beach Avenue near Coney Island Avenue just before 8 p.m. on December 29, pulled his weapon and ordered that she empty out her register. When the woman refused, Dajbabic left, only to show up at a McDonald’s on Kings Highway near East 16th Street at 10:30 p.m. that night, where he allegedly took an employee to a back room and forced him to fork over some of the restaurants receipts.

Police alleged that Dajbabic also pulled his weapon on an employee at a Holiday Inn on Union Street and Fourth Avenue in Park Slope and a second Dunkin Donuts on Fourth Avenue and 87th Street in Bay Ridge, where he took $600 from an employee.

Investigators nabbed Dajbabic on January 2, charging him with robbery, burglary and criminal possession of a weapon.

The weapon, it turned out, was a B.B. pistol, officials said.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding the search for Thomas to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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