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Cops looking for killer fake deliveryman

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Police are seeking the public’s help in tracking down a suspect who gunned down an East Village man inside his home while posing as a food deliveryman.

Cops said that on Fri., Jan. 14, just before 10 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call of a man shot inside Apt. 4F at 691 F.D.R. Drive in the Lillian Wald Houses, just north of E. Houston Street.

Police found a 30-year-old male with gunshot wounds to the back and neck. E.M.S. transported the victim to Mount Sinai-Beth Israel Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

The victim was identified as Davon Venable, 30, a resident of the apartment.

Police released surveillance photos and videos of the suspect showing him holding various bags and locking up a small, red, motorized scooter and then later zipping away on it.

Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at

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