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Cops zeroing in on suspect in University Heights Labor Day murder

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Courtesy of New York Police Department

It's been a few days since the 50th Precinct recorded its fifth homicide of the year, but police believe they are zeroing in on someone who may have been involved with the shooting of 34-year-old Christopher Pierce on Monday.

Police are looking for a man described as a Hispanic male, last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, black pants and black sneakers. They were not able to provide any futher details, however detectives did provide video of the man, which can be seen here.

Pierce, who lived on Webb Avenue in the University Heights area, was shot in the upper torso not far from his home at 124 Eames Place at about 9:30 Monday evening, police said. He was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he died.

Anyone with information can call the New York Police Department's Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-8477, or log into the Crime Stoppers website at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com. Tips can be texted to 274637 by entering "TIP577."

All calls, police said, are strictly confidential.