Cops Release New Photos of Suspects in Richmond Hill Stabbing

By Aidan Gardiner on May 23, 2013 11:55am 

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 The two men are being sought in connection to the fatal stabbing of Stephen James, cops said.
Suspects Sought in Richmond Hill Stabbing
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QUEENS — Cops released new photos of two suspects wanted in connection to the fatal stabbing of an electrician outside a Richmond Hill nightclub where he was celebrating his girlfriend's 21st birthday.

Stephen James, 21, was inside Level Ultra Lounge on Liberty Avenue early Sunday May 12 when he and another clubber got into a dispute and were kicked out.

But the dispute continued outside and about 3:50 a.m., James hailed police near 123rd Street and Liberty Avenue while clutching his bloodied stomach.

He was rushed to Jamaica Hospital where he later died.

One suspect in the newly released footage appears to have a beard and be wearing an unbuttoned blue shirt.

The other also appears to have facial hair and was wearing a short sleeved white button-down shirt.

Another suspect, seen in security video released last week, was similarly dressed in a button-down shirt and slacks.

Friends and family gathered in an Ozone Park church Monday morning to mourn James, a graduate of APEX technical school who attended church every Sunday.

"You're everything I wanted," James' mother wailed at his funeral while standing over his casket.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

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