NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are asking for help in locating a man wanted for questioning in the shooting death of a Brooklyn man last Friday.

Authorities want to speak to 30-year-old Rashawn Blakes about the killing of 23-year-old John Gilliam.

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Gilliam was found with gunshot wounds to his torso when EMS responded to 85 Tompkins Avenue. He was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Police describe Blakes as 6’1” and 185 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at or texting their tips to 274637 (crimes) then enter TIP577.

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All calls are kept strictly confidential.