Police have shifted their focus from the man in the sunglasses, a sketch released earlier, to the man carrying the duffel bag in a surveillance video taken at the scene of the crime.
According to an ABC article, they may have taken someone who fits the description into custody early Tuesday afternoon.
It isn’t clear yet what, if anything, the man in this surveillance video has to do with the shopkeeper serial killer. Sources for the Post state that the same man was captured on tape in Bensonhurst, close to the site where Isaac Kadare was murdered.
Though Kelly is quick to shoot down the claim.
“That’s not the case,” he said.
Instead, Kelly pointed out that the covering of the victims’ faces with an aluminum tray, cardboard or clothing may be a significant detail.
Also, police have ruled out the man with the sunglasses, stating that he had nothing to do with the slayings, according to a New York Post article.
“That was a sketch that surfaced with one of the previous murders, it is no longer relevant,” said NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. “That individual washed out again. That individual was somebody we wanted to talk to, who may have been in the area. He’s not a subject, he’s a person we simply wanted to speak to.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.