THE BRONX - Homicide detectives have linked a man to the murder of a 20-year-old in the Bronx. 

According to investigators, Malcolm Jacob, of Brooklyn, was stabbed to death on Merriam Avenue Tuesday night after an alleged argument with the suspect, 56-year-old Michael Crocker. 

Police say the fight was over a pair of stolen sneakers. They believe Crocker is the boyfriend of Jacob's mother. 

Jacob was rushed to Lincoln Hospital and pronounced dead. 

Anyone with information on the case or Crocker's whereabouts should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS