Scores of firefighters on Monday lined a Brooklyn street to pay tribute to their FDNY brother, Faizal Coto, beaten to death over the weekend in a road-rage incident on the Belt Parkway.
The body of Coto, 33, arrived via ambulance Monday afternoon at Leone Funeral Home on Fourth Avenue in Greenwood Heights, as the somber throng looked on.
Some wore their heavy turnout jackets and a stiff salute, others their dress blues, as Coto’s body, draped in an American flag, was carried out of the ambulance and into the funeral home.
Coto, a 3-year veteran who worked out of Engine 245 / Ladder 161 in south Brooklyn, was driving along the Belt Parkway around 4:45 a.m. Sunday when he got into an argument with another motorist.
When they pulled over to the shoulder near Exit 4 to hash it out, cops believe, the other driver bashed Coto over the head with an unknown object before getting back into his silver, four-door Infiniti and peeling off.
The driver of the Infiniti, which police sources said is registered to a known gangbanger, was still being sought as of Monday afternoon.
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