Shaquell Gainey, 25, Murdered

Published on February 27, 2022, 3:37 pm
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The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual, depicted in the attached surveillance photograph and video clip, who is wanted in connection to a murder, which occurred within the confines of the 25th Precinct in Manhattan.

The following was reported to police.

On Friday, February 25, 2022, at approximately 2256 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male, shot in front of 2251 1st Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 25-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the chest.

EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to NYC Health + Hospital / Harlem, where he was pronounced deceased.

The individual being sought is described as an adult male, Black, approximately 6’0″ tall with a slim build.

He was last seen wearing a black face mask, a black hooded jacket, an orange hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and orange sneakers.

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.


Shaquell Gainey
2215 2nd Avenue
Manhattan, NY 10029

A surveillance video clip and a photograph of the suspect are attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.