NYPD Releases Video Of Suspect In 4th Avenue Killing

NYPD Releases Video Of Suspect In 4th Avenue Killing

BOERUM HILL – The NYPD has released surveillance video of the man they believe stabbed and shot a Staten Island man to death on the corner of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue Wednesday evening.

At approximately 8:20pm on September 20, police found 47-year-old Steven Vargas unconscious in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts on the corner of 4th and Atlantic Avenues with a stab wound and three gunshot wounds to his chest, a NYPD representative said.

Vargas was taken to Brooklyn Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Investigators believe Vargas may have gotten into a dispute with the suspect prior to the incident, the representative said.

Police describe the suspect as a white male, 40- to 50-years-old with a light complexion. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket, dark-colored jeans, dark shoes, and a white shirt.

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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.


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