Police want public’s help finding suspect in Bronx fatal shooting

Police say Dane Richardson, pictured, is wanted in connection to the shooting death of a Bronx man in August. (NYPD)

Police are searching for a man wanted in connection to the murder of a Bronx man on Commonwealth Avenue.

The NYPD released photos of the suspect, 36-year-old Dane Richardson, on Wednesday, saying he is known to frequent the Soundview Houses in the Bronx and Richmond, Virg. 

Police say that just before 4 a.m. on Aug. 18, police responded to a 911 call about a person shot in front of 539 Commonwealth Ave., where they found 26-year-old Nestor Ventura shot multiple times in the chest.

He was pronounced dead at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi.

On Wednesday, police asked that the public look for Richardson, who is 5-foot-6 and 170 to 180 pounds with braided hair. 

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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

Shaye Weaver