Law enforcement sources said that Sharef Graham, 25, was gunned down on March 24 at the massive public housing complex located on Vernon Boulevard near 40th Avenue.
At 7:54 p.m. on March 24, officers from the 114th Precinct and Public Service Area 9 responded to a 911 call regarding an assault at the location found Graham unconscious and unresponsive on a walkway. He had gunshot wounds to his chest and thigh.
Paramedics rushed Graham, who resided at another building within the complex, to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. At this time, police do not have information about a possible motive for the homicide.
On April 2, police released video footage of the person of interest inside of a nearby store. He’s described as a black man between 20 and 25 years of age, weighing between 200 and 220 pounds, with short, braided hair. He was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket and a red shirt.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.