Police investigate the scene where a man was fatally shot in the back of the head in New York on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Authorities said the man was shot outside a school near Columbus Circle in Manhattan, lying mortally wounded in a pool of blood as the suspect escaped with a getaway driver. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
NEW YORK — Investigators have yet to identify a suspect in the brazen shooting of a Los Angeles man in midtown Manhattan.
A gunman and a getaway driver ambushed Brandon Lincoln Woodard on Monday after he checked out of a Columbus Circle hotel.
An investigation has led police to Queens, where they located the assailants’ car. Investigators think it might have been a professional hit.
But Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Thursday that police still haven't located the two men. They also haven't determined who may have ordered them to kill Woodard, or why.
The 31-year-old Woodard was a college graduate who had a history of run-ins with the law.