Norbert Williams, 52, is wanted for questioning in relation to the stabbing death of Joseph Smart in the Hammel Houses last Sunday.
Detectives from the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park as looking for a local man identified as a suspect in its first homicide of the year.
Police sources identify the suspect as Norbert Williams, 52. He is described as 5 foot 11 inches and 160 pounds.
Police responding to a 911 call at 1:35 a.m., for a man injured at 82-01 Beach Channel Drive in the sprawling Hammel Houses public housing complex, found a man, later identified as 47-year-old Joseph Smart, of the same address, unconscious and unresponsive in a hallway.
The man had suffered multiple stab wounds to his back and torso, police said.
EMS workers who responded declared the man dead on the scene.
Anybody with information on the suspect is urged to call the 100 Precinct detective squad.