The fugitive gunman needed within the Instances Sq. slaying of an unarmed Harlem man opened hearth immediately when the sufferer intervened in a combat between two girls, cops mentioned Friday.
Shooter Christopher Revis “didn’t give this man an opportunity,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce mentioned of homicide sufferer Persues Salichs. “He pulled a gun and shot level clean.”
The bearded Revis, carrying a purple jacket, was seen on video strolling north on Seventh Ave. after which east on 49th St. as a bleeding Salichs lay dying on the sidewalk behind him.
Salichs, 32, a father of three ladies, was gunned down round four a.m. Tuesday as he left a vacation occasion on the standard Midtown bar Tonic.
Police had been providing a $2,500 reward for info resulting in the arrest of Revis.
The suspected shooter apparently knew the 2 feuding girls, whereas Salich was hanging out with some co-workers from a Buffalo Wild Wings outlet in Harlem earlier than his slaying.
“Some females began arguing,” mentioned Boyce. “Two males got here to their protection. Then certainly one of (the boys) pulled out a gun and shot the opposite level clean.”
The suspect was recognized the identical day because the capturing, though police didn’t launch his id till Friday morning.
Man shot lifeless exterior Instances Sq. bar
Salichs was pronounced lifeless at four:12 a.m. after he was rushed to Bellevue Hospital.
Police sources had earlier indicated visibly drunken lady was yelling at a second particular person exterior the bar simply earlier than the capturing began.
Salichs left behind three daughters, ages 12, 5 and three, when he was shot to dying simply six days earlier than Christmas.