Police Hunt For Suspected Shooter In Bronx Motel Slayings

Published on October 14, 2012, 10:30 am
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Police have released the image and name of a man they suspect of shooting a man and woman outside a Bronx hotel early Saturday, police said.

The suspect, Joseph Kernizan, 42, is described as standing 5-foot-5 and weighing 220 pounds, police said.

Kernizan is a man police believe matches witness descriptions of a man who shot Wayne Hamilton, 50 of Milwaukee, and Tracy Bennett, 38 of Elmont, NY,  outside the Holiday Motel early Saturday morning.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit NYPDCrimestoppers.com.

All calls are strictly confidential.


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