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Washington Heights Killer Sought


Cops released this photo of the suspect in the fatal stabbing of Juan Benito at about 8:25 p.m. Friday in front of 1553 St. Nicholas Avenue in Washington Heights.

Benito, 26, was found stabbed in the thigh and was DOA at Harlem Hospital; he lived at 562 West 173rd Street. Police described the suspect as a medium-built black man about 45 years old with a short salt-and-pepper beard. He was last seen wearing a hoodie, a black leather jacket, gray sweatpants, and sneakers and was running from the scene westbound on West 187th Street towards Wadsworth Avenue.

Don’t mess with this dangerous guy yourself. But help get him off the streets. Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips at or text info to 274637 (CRIMES), entering TIP577.


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