NYPD seek suspect in fatal shooting of LA man

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Updated: 12/11/2012 6:04 am

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are searching for a suspect who fatally shot a man in the head in broad daylight near Central Park.

The shooting occurred at 2 p.m. Monday.

Police identified the victim as 31-year-old Brandon Lincoln Woodard of Los Angeles.

Police spokesman Paul Browne said the gunman came up behind Woodard and fired what appeared to be a silver semi-automatic pistol, striking him once.

The gunman then walked into a waiting Lincoln sedan and fled.

The killing occurred on West 58th Street near the Time Warner Center.

Police said Woodward had prior arrests in Los Angeles but had no other details.

His family said he graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2003 and had attended Whittier Law School in California.

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