What to Know
- A 27-year-old man from Georgia was shot and killed early Saturday morning by a man who is still on the loose
- Police released surveillance video of the suspected gunman, video that shows him coolly smoking a cigarette around the time of the shooting
- The shooting was one of two violent incidents near Times Square this weekend — two men were stabbed in front of Madame Tussauds on Sunday
The NYPD released surveillance video of the man they believe shot and killed a 27-year-old man from Georgia near Bryant Park early Saturday morning.
The killer was still on the loose Sunday night as police released video showing a suspect entering a bodega and walking down a subway corridor. He was dressed in all black, a scarf sticking out from beneath his puffy coat. The video shows him calmly smoking a cigarette around the time of the shooting.
Police say the victim, Terrance Walker, was from Georgia and may have been homeless at the time he was shot in the torso at 40th Street and Sixth Avenue. The shooting was just across the street is Bryant Park's popular holiday market, although it wasn't open when Walker was shot around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
The shooting was one of two violent episodes in midtown over the weekend, an area packed with tourists this time of year. Two men were stabbed in front of Madame Tussauds wax museum on 42nd Street early Sunday morning.
"That kind of incident doesn't really occur around here," Christopher Trujillo said. "It's a very populated area and cops are around here 24/7."
Shabaan Akbar added, "I work right around the corner, 34th Street, and I hope they find the guy."
A motive for the shooting is unclear, while police believe the stabbing involved people who knew each other. Either way, the acts of violence have people in the neighborhood watching their backs.