Police are searching for a suspect in the early-morning Chelsea stabbing that left 23-year-old Christopher Adames dead early Monday morning. The suspect was identified Manuel Pinero, 41, for the murder which took place shortly after 5 a.m. outside of the trendy Juliet nightclub.

According to reports, Adames had been partying in the club (along with LeBron James and other celebs) when he walked out to talk with two women. Once outside a man approached him from behind and stabbed him four times before fleeing. Police have not speculated on a motive for the killing, but a rep from Juliet is very adamant that it did not stem from a fight inside the club.

Police describe Pinero as being 6'2" and 260 lbs. He is known to drive a black 2010 Audi SUV with the plate number ETU5963. If you have any information on the killing, or have seen Pinero, please call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.