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Suspect ID'd in South Phila. bartender stabbing

Monday, July 02, 2012

Police have identified the suspect wanted in the murder of a South Philadelphia bartender.

Authorities are searching for 31-year-old Omar Wright who they say stabbed and killed 44-year-old George Fox at T-Barr's Place on the 2200 block of South 8th Street on June 24th.

Wright is described as a black male, 5'8 tall, 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Back on June 24th, authorities received a report of someone unconscious inside the bar and arrived to find Fox suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was later pronounced dead.

Investigators say surveillance video shows that Wright, wearing a hoodie, walked casually into the bar and demanded money from the bartender. He then stabbed the victim, stole cash from the register and took off.

Sources say there were about 15 people inside who sat still - stunned by the killing they just witnessed.

Bar owner Tom Barr told Action News that Fox stopped working there three years ago, but came to fill in for the usual bartender that night.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police Homicide Fugitive Squad at 215-686-3068/3084.

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