Person of interest sought in deadly East Village stabbing

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The person of interest wanted in connection with a deadly stabbing in the East Village on July 14, 2021.
Photo courtesy of NYPD

Detectives have identified a person of interest connected to a deadly stabbing in the East Village last week.

The NYPD released an image of the unidentified individual they want to talk to regarding the July 14 murder of Marvin Bellamy, 37, at the corner of 1st Avenue and East 6th Street.

Officers from the 9th Precinct found Bellamy, a resident of Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side, with a puncture wound to his chest at about 6 a.m. last Wednesday morning.

EMS rushed Bellamy to Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Police classified his death as a homicide following an autopsy that the Medical Examiner’s office conducted.

A week into the ongoing investigation, police did not disclose a possible motive for the stabbing, or the circumstances leading up to the deadly attack.

Police sources also did not known of any possible connection between Bellamy and the person of interest, whose image was captured by a nearby security camera on the day of the incident.

As shown in the image, the individual wore a black sweatshirt with an image on the front, black pants and black-and-white sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.