Video of alleged gunman released in fatal 4th of July shooting in St. Albans: NYPD

Homicide detectives have found surveillance video that shows a suspect in a fatal shooting of a Howard Beach man in St. Albans during the morning of the 4th of July.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Homicide detectives from the 113th Precinct in Jamaica and Patrol Borough Queens South have come up with a brief snippet of surveillance video that shows a masked gunman sprinting across Montauk Street during a fatal shooting of a Howard Beach man in St. Albans during the morning of the 4th of July.

The footage appears to show the suspect with a firearm in his right hand as he runs past a home at 118-63 Montauk St.  just after 5 a.m., where he allegedly gunned down a 37-year-old man.

Police from the 113th Precinct responded to a 911 call of a shooting incident at the location and found the victim, Travanti Rankine of 155th Street, with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed the victim to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short while later.

The suspect is described as having a dark complexion, wearing a black knit head covering, a white t-shirt, black shorts and white sneakers.

There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Anyone with information regarding this homicide investigation is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through July 7, the 113th Precinct has reported four murders so far in 2024, one more than the three reported at the same point last year, an increase of 33.3%, according to the most recent CompStat report. Shooting incidents are down slightly in the precinct with nine reported so far this year, one fewer than the ten reported at the same point in 2023, a decline of 10%, according to CompStat.