THE BRONX - Cops are searching for the gunman who fatally shot a 44-year-old man in his Olinville home.

Police say Erwin Elliot was found shot in the head inside the basement stairwell of 642 East 221st St.

According to a neighbor, Elliot lived alone and had recently been harassed at his home by a group of young men. The neighbor says the group even beat him up outside last week.

Authorities are speaking to the neighbor, and say the investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made.