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Police Identify Suspect Sought In Bronx Deli Shooting

Surveillance image of a suspect sought in a bodega shooting in the Bronx. (credit: NYPD)

Surveillance image of a suspect sought in a bodega shooting in the Bronx. (credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police have identified a suspect who they say is wanted for a deli shooting in the Bronx that left an employee critically injured.

It happened back on May 13 at the Barrio deli on Morris Avenue.

Police said Hector Garcia, 25, walked into the store and got into a verbal dispute with an employee. That’s when he pulled out a gun and shot the clerk once in the head, police said.

The 44-year-old victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police said Garcia was seen fleeing north on Morris Avenue near 185th Street.

Garcia is described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 160 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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