NEW YORK (WPIX)—Authorities have identified the suspect wanted in connection with the stabbing death of a young man outside the James Farley Post Office in Midtown Sunday afternoon, after a New York City police officer recognized him from their days in the Army Reserves, detective said.
Sir'mone McCaulla, 28, is believed to be the man spotted in a picture walking away from Christopher Gutierrez's bleeding body. According to police sources, a New York City cop saw the photo and told detectives he and McCaulla had served together in the military.
McCaulla, who police say has a criminal rap sheet for crimes like burglary and robbery, is accused of stabbing Gutierrez in the chest after the two apparently bumped shoulders and got into a minor argument outside the Post Office located on Eight Ave.
According to Kelly, the victim took off his coat and got into a "fight stance." The suspect then did the same thing but instead pulled out a knife.
McCaulla is accused of stabbing Gutierrez four times. The victim was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Tuesday's news comes as family members prepare for Gutierrez's wake, scheduled to take place Wednesday and Thursday. His funeral will be on Friday at the Ortiz Funeral Home on the Lower East Side, family members said.