Correction officer gunned down in her car laid to rest

Posted at 8:15 AM, Dec 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-13 18:45:15-05

NEW YORK — A 25-year-old correction officer who was shot and killed while sitting in a car outside a Brooklyn home was laid to rest Tuesday.

The funeral for Alastaia Bryan is set to start at 10 a.m. at AME Zion Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Described by her colleagues as a rising star in the Department of Corrections, Bryan was killed Dec. 4 near Avenue L and East 73rd Street in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn. She was off-duty and sitting in her car when a gun-wielding individual walked up to the driver’s side window and fired at her several times.

She was struck and the head and torso and pronounced dead at the scene.

Video, embedded below, was sent out by police last week showing the moment Bryan was gunned down.

Few details have been released about the killer. Police said the culprit fled the scene in a gold or tan-colored four-door Hyundai Elantra, heading west on Avenue L.

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or for Spanish, call 1-888-57-PISTA.