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NYPD Releases Video Of Suspect In Murder Outside Barclays Center

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The NYPD on Thursday released surveillance footage of a man they are seeking in connection to a murder outside of the Barclays Center on Wednesday night.

Police initially said they were seeking a heavy-set man with long hair and a white beard, citing witness reports and security camera footage.

Now, police say they are seeking a man in his 40s with a light complexion, last seen wearing a dark colored jacket, jeans and shoes and a white shirt. A spokeswoman for the department said Friday that the initial description was preliminary.

According to the NYPD, 47-year-old Steve Vargas was found lying down at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 4th Avenue at around 8:20 p.m Wednesday. He'd suffered one stab wound and multiple gunshots to the abdomen, police said, and was rushed to Brooklyn Hospital Center, where he died.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 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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