Cops ID Suspect in Deadly Shooting at Popular Chelsea Diner

Man shot dead in popular eatery last weekend

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    Police are looking for Earl Barranco (inset) in connection with the deadly shooting at Good Stuff Diner.

    Cops have identified the man they believe shot and killed another man inside a popular Chelsea eatery last weekend -- and they want the public's help in finding him, authorities said.

    Police say 24-year-old Earl Barranco shot 28-year-old Corey Scott twice in the head and three times in the back after a confrontation at Good Stuff Diner on 14th Street, killing him instantly. Both the suspect and the victim are from Brooklyn.

    The shots inside the diner, a primary spot for party-goers to hit up once they leave the nearby clubs, rang out just before 5 a.m. Saturday. Cops found Scott sprawled, unconscious and unresponsive, at the scene.

    Raj Gobal, who was at work across the street at 7-Eleven, described a chaotic scene outside the diner.

    "A woman ran in screaming, 'I need the phone, someone's been shot!'" Gobal told the Daily News. "I saw people run out and there was panic outside."

    "The diner is always busy, and there's a fight once a month, just drunk people coming from bars," he added. "But nothing like this."

    Workers told The New York Post the shooter had heated words with the victim before opening fire.

    Cops are still looking for the gunman. Police ask anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Barranco to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. People can also submit tips at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637, then enter TIP577.