WANTED: Homicide (Brooklyn)

********************Update 6/18/2017*************

 The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video and photo who is wanted for questioning in connection with the above incident.

 The individual is described as a:

  • Male black who is 20-30 years old, 5’7″ tall,
  • Last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt, and sweatpants.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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On Saturday, June 17, 2017 at approximately 3:00 p.m. police responded to a 911 call of a person stabbed in front of 1748 Sterling Place, within the confines of the 73 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers observed a 26-year-old male inside of a red Nissan Altima with multiple stab wounds to the torso. EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

 Deceased:

  •  Mercado, Amir
  • 24-year old, male
  • Brooklyn, NY