Bronx bodega shooting victim identified; police searching for suspect

The NYPD is searching for the suspect who shot and killed a man at a Bronx bodega on Sunday.

Police identified the victim as 29-year-old Stefon Barnes.

Loved ones have left candles and messages in memory of the victim since the shooting.

Police say the male suspect entered the Gourmet Deli on East Tremont Avenue in West Farms at around 4 a.m., walked up to another man, showed his gun, and tried to rob him. 

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Authorities say that after a fight with his victim, the suspect shot Barnes in the right thigh before fleeing the scene, heading west up Tremont Avenue.

Barnes was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Those who shop at the store are both disgusted and shaken by the murder.

"It’s been nerve-racking because I was in the store when it was about to start, and I grabbed my stuff and I left. I grabbed my stuff and I left," said one shopper. 

A surveillance photo of the suspect wanted in connection to a fatal shooting inside a Bronx deli. (Credit: NYPD)

Not many details are out there about the individual behind the gun, but he’s described by police as a male with a medium complexion, between 5'10" and 6 feet" tall with a medium build. 

He was wearing all black, including his jacket, sweatpants, sweatshirt and shoes. 

Anyone with information regarding the shooting can call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers number at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).