Police Hunt for Suspected Shooter in Bronx Motel Slayings

By Jess Wisloski on October 14, 2012 10:40am 

 Joseph Kernizan is suspected of a double homicide in the Bronx on October 13, 2012.
Joseph Kernizan is suspected of a double homicide in the Bronx on October 13, 2012.
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THE BRONX — Police have released the image and name of a man they suspect of shooting a man and woman outside a Bronx hotel early Saturday, police said.

The suspect, Joseph Kernizan, 42, is described as standing 5-foot-5 and weighing 220 pounds, police said.

Kernizan is a man police believe matches witness descriptions of a man who shot Wayne Hamilton, 50, and Tracy Bennett, 38, outside the Holiday Motel early Saturday morning.

Anyone with information in regards to the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477).
 

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