Leaks in Manhattan murder undermining investigation - Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

Leaks in Manhattan murder undermining investigation

Posted: Updated:

Investigators have yet to identify a suspect in the daytime shooting of a Los Angeles man in midtown Manhattan.

A gunman and a getaway driver ambushed Brandon Lincoln Woodard on Monday after he checked out of a Columbus Circle hotel.

An investigation has led police to Queens, where they located the assailants' car. Investigators think it might have been a professional hit.

The silver Lincoln MKZ whisked the shooter away from the scene.

The gun used to kill Woodward was using in a shooting in St. Albans, Queens in November 2009, said police.

"No suspect has been identified in this case. Leaks in this case are undermining or certainly have the potential of undermining this investigation," said NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Police are still examining three phones carried by Woodard when he flew to New York on Sunday for reasons that are unclear.

Woodard's mother told the NY Times that police found no drugs, weapons or evidence of any kind in her son's Los Angeles condo.

Sandra Wellington said the detectives told her they were working day and night on the case. One detective told her "they were very close."

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Camilla's brother dies in New York after head injury

    Camilla's brother dies in New York after head injury

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:10:58 GMT
    The brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died after sustaining a serious head injury following a fall in New York, British royal officials said Wednesday. Clarence House said that the 62-year-old Mark Shand died in the hospital Wednesday after falling late Tuesday.
    The brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died after sustaining a serious head injury following a fall in New York, British royal officials said Wednesday. Clarence House said that the 62-year-old Mark Shand died in the hospital Wednesday after falling late Tuesday.
  • Toddler falls from 3-story window, not hurt

    Toddler falls from 3-story window, not hurt

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:04:22 GMT
    New York City police say a 2-year-old boy fell out of a third-story window overnight but was not hurt.
    New York City police say a 2-year-old boy fell out of a third-story window overnight but was not hurt.
  • Spy device Tweets private conversations

    Spy device Tweets private conversations

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:41:49 GMT
    A tiny new spy device aims to automatically transcribe and Tweet overheard conversations. It's called Conversnitch.  Brian House and Kyle McDonald are behind the eavesdropping device.  They say it bridges the gap between (presumed) private physical space and public space online.
    A tiny new spy device aims to automatically transcribe and Tweet overheard conversations. It's called Conversnitch.  Brian House and Kyle McDonald are behind the eavesdropping device.  They say it bridges the gap between (presumed) private physical space and public space online.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices