Police release footage of man wanted in connection to fatal shooting of woman in Melrose

Police have released video of a man they are searching for in connection to the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old woman in Melrose.

News 12 Staff

Aug 23, 2020, 11:33 AM

Updated 1,369 days ago

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Police have released video of a man they are searching for in connection to the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old woman in Melrose.
The video shows a man running down a block with a gun in hand. Police say he fired at least four shots and is wanted in the killing of Priscilla Vasquez.
MORE COVERAGE: Police: Woman fatally shot in the head in Melrose

The NYPD say people called about an assault in front of 335 153rd Street round 5:30 a.m. Saturday. When officers arrived, they found Vasquez unresponsive and unconscious with a gunshot wound to the head.

News 12 is told the victim lived inside that building with her children, which is also in front of P.S. 1.

The surveillance video was taken from a restaurant nearby.
Police have also released surveillance video of a vehicle in connection with the case. They say they're searching for a dark-colored Chevrolet Traverse with Pennsylvania plates. 
Anyone with information is being asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
 


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