NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — Niagara Falls police are investigating a homicide after a patient with a gunshot wound was brought to Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon and was pronounced  dead at the ER.

The victim, identified as Ladrae Walker, 26, of Niagara Falls, suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Detectives conducted a search for evidence in the area of the 2800 block of Highland Ave.

Charles Walker, Jr., 24, has been identified as a person of interest. He was described as a black man who weighs 165 lbs. and stands at 6’0″.

Walker might be operating a silver 2011 Chevy Impala with a license plate that reads “HFL 5991.” He should be considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 286-4553 or 286-4711.