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Police Search for Suspect Who Fatally Shot Dad Outside Queens Deli

By Katie Honan | June 16, 2017 1:19pm
 The victim was shot in the chest in Murray Hill on May 31, police said. 
The victim was shot in the chest in Murray Hill on May 31, police said. 
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MURRAY HILL — Police have released photos and video of a suspect accused of fatally shooting a man outside a deli in May.

Fernando Gonzalez, 39, was shot in the chest in front of 40-38 162nd St., near Northern Boulevard, just minutes after midnight on May 31, police said.

It's not clear what prompted the shooting, which left the father of a 10-year-old son dead.

Police released video of the suspect from a neighboring store. He was last seen wearing black pants and a blue hooded sweatshirt with "American Eagle" on the front. 

Although the NYPD had originally said Gonzalez was shot in the face, they amended their report Friday to clarify he was shot in the chest.

An NYPD spokesman said they initially made an error in their reports to the media by describing the wound as a shot to the face. 

If you have information about this incident or suspect, please call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782.)