Surveillance video allegedly captured the moment Elie Merius shot at a female neigNYPD

A woman was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg on Thursday after an argument turned violent on a residential Brooklyn street, according to police.


On June 16 at about 3:58 p.m. the 33-year-old victim and 30-year-old suspect got into an argument in front of a home on East 42nd Street, cops said.


The suspect — identified as Elie Merius — then shot the woman in the lower right leg, according to police, before running away and fleeing in a white sedan.


The victim was taken to Kings Country Hospital, where she was treated and released.


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According to authorities, the woman knew the suspect because they both live on the same block.

Merius —who also goes by the nickname “Smoove/Loc” — is described to be 5 feet 11 inches tall, 185 pounds and with earrings in both ears.

Police released surveillance video, which shows the moment Merius begins shooting, before he fled.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.