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Police: Victim Shot After Dispute With Suspect In The Bronx

Anyone With Information Is Asked To Call Crime Stoppers At 1-800-577-TIPS
Bronx Assault Suspect (credit: DCPI)

Bronx Assault Suspect (credit: DCPI)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting in the Bronx.

Authorities said the incident happened on April 16 at around 3:10 p.m.

The victim, a 20-year-old man, was engaged in a dispute with the suspect in front of 182 E. 166 St., when the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the victim once in the leg, police said.

The victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital by EMS and the suspect fled, police said.

The suspect is described as black male, between 23 and 26 years old, weighing 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black pea coat, blue jeans and a Washington Nationals baseball cap, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 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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