13-14 Homicide-Sheldon Smith  113Sqd 1-1-14 Police are searching for Sheldon Smith, 26, in connection with the murder of 22-year-old Julio Mora. Credit: DCPI

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man they say may be connected to the city's first murder of the year.

Julio Mora, 22, was found dead shortly after 1 a.m. on Jan. 1. inside a house on 113th Street in South Jamaica.

 

Police said initially that Mora had stab wounds to the chest, but a medical examiner later determined that he had died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Sheldon Smith, 26, is being sought in connection with the murder. He is described as a being 6 feet tall, 160 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). All calls are confidential.

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