Man in Harlem fatally shot in head, left in pool of his blood on sidewalk: NYPD

Blood drips down the sidewalk after a man was fatally shot in the head on April 11.
Photo by Dean Moses

Police in Harlem are searching for a brazen gunman who fatally shot a man in the head and left him lying in a pool of his own blood on a sidewalk on Tuesday, police said.

The puddle of blood was visible outside a liquor store on East 123rd Street and Lexington Avenue after police sources say they rushed to the scene of a person shot at around 4:20 p.m. on April 11.

Police said a 26-year-old man was gunned down in broad daylight, suffering a bullet wound to the head.

EMS rushed the victim to Harlem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Police have withheld his identity, pending family notification.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation.

Blood drips down the sidewalk after a man was shot in the head on April 11. Photo by Dean Moses

This is the latest in a shocking act of gun violence to hit Harlem. A man was shot to death in a Harlem smoke shop on April 9 after two customers had an altercation. Messiah Nantwi, 21, was arrested for allegedly shooting 36-year-old Brandon Brunson when he turned to leave the store on 304 Lenox Avenue.

While that case was closed, detectives now have their hands full with yet another bloody shooting.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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, on Twitter @NYPDTips.