Police were searching Saturday for a suspect accused of killing a homeless man who tried to stop an assault on a woman in Queens.
Authorities say Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax, 31, was stabbed several times in the chest last Sunday morning at 88th Road and 144th Street in Jamaica.
They say a man, seen above on surveillance video, was assaulting a woman when Tale-Yax tried to intervene.
The suspect then turned a knife on Tale-Yax, who died on the sidewalk as pedestrians walked by, apparently unaware or uncaring that he needed help.
The suspect is described as five-feet-six-inches, with a medium build and wearing a green short-sleeved shirt, a green hat and dark pants.
Police believe the woman was able to flee the scene when the attacker turned on Tale-Yax. She is described as five-feet-three-inches tall, thin, and wearing a three-fourth length jacket and a skirt.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.