NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police late Friday identified a suspect in a beating and stabbing that killed a woman in a Bronx public housing development.
Officers were called at 8:30 p.m. Thursday for an assault in progress inside an apartment in the building at 303 E. 135th St., in the Mitchell Houses.READ MORE: NYPD Investigating 4 New Subway Attacks, Including 2 At Times Square Station
They found Wanda Martin, 53, at the scene with blunt trauma to her head and stab wounds to her back, police said.
Martin was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.READ MORE: Israel Vows To Increase Gaza Strikes Until There Is 'Total, Long-Term Quiet' Amid Barrage Of Palestinian Rocket Fire
Police have identified Darryl Gibbs, 50, as a suspect in the homicide.
He was described as a black male standing 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing 270 pounds, and he was last seen wearing a dark-colored sweat shirt, police said.MORE NEWS: Times Square Shooting Suspect Farrakhan Muhammad Taken Into Custody In Jacksonville, Florida
Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.