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Suspect Sought In New York City’s First Homicide Of 2013

(credit: NYPD)

(credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with New York City’s first homicide of the new year.

Elzina Brown, 59, was found shot in the chest just before 1 p.m. Thursday at 1790 Story Avenue in the Bronx, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Brown’s 22-year-old daughter also was shot. She was transported to Jacobi Hospital in stable condition, police said.

Police have identified a suspect in the shooting as 25-year-old Raymond Mayrant.

Mayrant is 5-foot-9 and approximately 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Last year, New York City saw a record-low number of murders.