Police Searching for Suspect in Murder of Musician in Queensbridge

By Jeanmarie Evelly on December 23, 2013 10:31am 

 The NYPD identified Lawrence Scott, 28, as a suspect in the fatal February shooting of Francisco Leal.
The NYPD identified Lawrence Scott, 28, as a suspect in the fatal February shooting of Francisco Leal.
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LONG ISLAND CITY — Police have identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old Upper West Side musician who was killed near the Queensbridge Houses earlier this year.

Police say Lawrence Scott, 28, is wanted in connection to the killing of Francisco Leal, who was shot in the chest on Feb. 2 as he was leaving a store near 21st Street and 41st Avenue in Long Island City.

Leal, a musician, had grown up in the nearby Queensbridge Houses. His death prompted elected officials and local leaders to rally for an end to gun violence.

Police say Scott is 5 foot 6 and weighs 210 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 

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