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DC police are searching for a man they say is a prime suspect in the murder of Sabina Nessa, who was shot execution-style in her home in Columbia Heights

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Updated at 9:15 p.m.

D.C. police are searching for a man they believe is a prime suspect in the slaying of Romanian journalist Sabina Nessa, who was shot execution-style in her home in Columbia Heights earlier this month.

The man, whom police asked not to be identified for safety reasons, is considered armed and dangerous, and if you see him call 911.

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You can find out information about the man in police sketches. The full police sketches and a partial sketch below:

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Police officials are asking the public for help in locating a man they believe is a prime suspect in the murder of 28-year-old Sabina Nessa, the owner of the City Paper and a Daily Caller columnist.

Police released two sketches of the man they say is wanted for questioning:

A police bulletin sent to the District’s media outlets and posted to Twitter and Facebook in the last 24 hours features sketch renderings and photos of a man they suspect is the shooter who went on the run after Sabina was shot around 10 p.m. July 12 in the 4000 block of Hanover Street NE.

Police have issued the sketch below:

I talked with DC Police Captain Anthony Pirozzi late Wednesday night about the appeal for help from the public. Captain Pirozzi told me that there are a couple different parts to how police make these sketches:

The first was in trying to understand what the suspect’s “mood” was at the time the shooting happened. Pirozzi said he was able to glean a lot of information from the crime scene, so he took a lot of crime scene photographs, making sketches in an effort to get a good idea of what kind of person they want to see. “I created this entire overall image based on a photo of this individual that we were able to extract from the photograph that we got from the crime scene,” he said. “That person, this person, was with other people around the time of the incident, and so they could identify who these individuals were.”

The second thing police were trying to do was get witnesses to identify the suspect. “We had several witnesses to this event, and one witness who identified this individual,” said Pirozzi. “So that’s how we came up with the picture.”

Pirozzi did not have much information on the suspect’s identity, but said the man had a black scarf over his face.

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