Police Seeeking Person of Interest in Shooting Death of East Village Teen

By Ben Fractenberg on October 25, 2011 8:40pm 

Police are looking for Hockeem Smith, 24, who is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Donovan
Police are looking for Hockeem Smith, 24, who is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Donovan "Keith" Salgado on Oct. 16, 2011.
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NYPD

MANHATTAN — Police are seeking to question a person of interest in the recent shooting death of an Alphabet City teen.

Hockeem Smith, 24, is wanted for questioning by the NYPD in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Donovan "Keith" Salgado, who was gunned down near the Campos Plaza housing complex on East 12th Street near Avenue C on Oct. 16, police said.

Salgado lived only a few blocks away on East Ninth Street, where friends and family gathered last week for vigil in his memory.

Smith is described at standing 5 foot 6 inches tall and weighing and 140 pounds, police said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit a tip by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.

Donovan Salgado was shot and killed in Alphabet City Oct. 16, 2011.
Donovan Salgado was shot and killed in Alphabet City Oct. 16, 2011.
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