Police released a photo of the suspect they’re searching for Tuesday, identifying him as Tyler Wise, also known as “Johnny Ringo.”READ MORE: NYPD Officer Jason Rivera Fatally Shot, Officer Wilbert Mora Critically Injured Responding To Harlem Domestic Dispute
The victim, 17-year-old Taquan Jones, was found with a gunshot wound to his chest on Oct. 26 near West 132nd Street and Malcolm X Boulevard. He was pronounced dead at NYC Health and Hospitals/Harlem.
A day after his death, community members marched through the neighborhood to condemn the gun violence.READ MORE: 'The Loss Of A Hero': New York Mourns Death Of 22-Year-Old NYPD Officer Jason Rivera
“It’s senseless because a child can get killed. Your mother can get killed, because it can be a stray bullet,” resident Ali Rawls told CBS2.
Jones was killed about an hour after classes let out at Harlem Renaissance High School, where he was a senior.
“It was shocking,” one student said. “A moment of silence for him… it was quiet for a minute, and then we resumed our work…. Some people went home. They had the counselors to talk to them if they needed to talk.”MORE NEWS: With Tragic Shooting Of 2 Police Officers In Harlem, 5 NYPD Officers Have Been Shot In January
Anyone with information about his suspected killer is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.