Nassau County police released a sketch and a video Wednesday of a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man leaving a taxi in front of his Mineola home in January.
Police said the man fatally shot Oscar Alfredo Ventura Granados shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 11.
The video shows the person wanted in connection with the crime walking through a parking lot just before Granados was shot on Roslyn Road, police said.
The video was taken from a business, Nassau Det. Capt. John Azzata, commanding officer of the Nassau County homicide squad, told reporters at a news conference yesterday.
Authorities say the suspect is still in the area, Azzata said.
Granados, 43, was shot outside his home, near Second Street, Azzata said. Azzata said shortly after the shooting police believed Granados was "targeted," but were still following all leads.
Azzata told reporters Granados was gambling earlier in the day, but wouldn't say where.
"We believe the motive was some type of robbery. We do not till this day know what the loss is," Azzata said.
Azzata said Granados "was known to carry a substantial amount of cash; he had cash on him."
Granados' brother told police the assailant tried to rob Granados just before the shooting.
Azzata said the shooter didn't take anything; Granados was found with his wallet, money and cellphone, police said.
Azzata said evidence "leads us to believe that it was a robbery."
Granados was a married father of two from El Salvador who worked as a painter.
Police said tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477.