Surveillance cameras captured clear images of the gunman suspected of killing a 40-year-old man in broad daylight on a Queens street.
Police said Saturday that the suspect appeared to have targeted his victim, Elgin Reynolds, a 40-year-old Harlem resident, confirming witness accounts.
According to police and witnesses, Reynolds attempted to flee when the suspect approached him around 12:15 p.m. Friday on 165th St. near Jamaica Ave. in central Jamaica.
“He was waiting for him, and he caught him out here,” a business owner who witnessed the shooting told the Daily News shortly after it occurred in a retail business district crowded with holiday shoppers.
Reynolds was unable to avoid the gunman’s bullets.
The suspect, described as being in his early 40s, between 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, shot Reynolds three times, striking him in the leg, torso, and face, according to police.
Responding officers discovered Reynolds sprawled out in the street, bleeding from his chin, chest, and thigh, according to cops. He was rushed to Jamaica Hospital by EMS, but he could not be saved.
According to police, the gunman was last seen running north on 165th St. in a white sedan. As of Saturday, no arrests had been made.
On Saturday, it was unclear why Reynolds was singled out. He’d been arrested on drug possession and selling charges, but police weren’t sure if that had anything to do with the shooting.
The gunman was wearing a green jacket, green pants, brown boots, and a black do-rag when he was last seen.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept private.