Update Wednesday, May 15: Police have released a video of three suspects seen prior to the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old man in South Richmond Hill early Sunday. A prior person of interest in the case is one of the three suspects, said authorities.
Tuesday, May 14:
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in regards to the whereabouts and identity of a person of interest in the stabbing death of a man in South Richmond Hill Sunday.
Around 3:50 a.m.officers were approached by a man holding his stomach near the intersection of Liberty Avenue and 123rd Street, claiming he had been stabbed, said police.
The victim, later identified as 21-year-old Stephen James of Queens, was taken to Jamaica Hospital. Police were informed around 7:45 a.m. Monday that James had died from his injuries.
The NYPD has released a video of the person of interest.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.