Police Seek Man For Questioning In Deadly Crown Heights Stabbing

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching for a man for questioning Sunday after another man was found stabbed to death this weekend in a car in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Police were called around 3 p.m. Saturday to 1748 Sterling Pl., between Ralph and Howard avenues, where they found the body of a 24-year-old man inside a red Nissan Altima with multiple stab wounds.

The man – identified as Amir Mercado of Brooklyn – was rushed to NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Police late Sunday were searching for a man wanted for questioning in the stabbing. He was described as a black male between 20 and 30 years old, standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt, and sweatpants.

Police have released surveillance images and video.

Crown Heights Stabbing Wanted For Questioning

Surveillance images of a man wanted for questioning in a fatal stabbing in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on Saturday, June 17, 2017. (Credit: NYPD)

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS or (888) 57-PISTA for Spanish, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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