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Alabama Man Dies After Reported Fight In The Bronx, Person Of Interest Sought

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- An Alabama man visiting the Bronx for a family function is dead after getting into a fight while trying to get some late-night pizza.

Police are still on the hunt for the attacker, CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reported Sunday.

Devastated family members shared memories of 40-year-old Troy Scott, who was killed in a fistfight early Saturday in the Morrisania section of the borough. It's still not clear exactly how he died.

"I saw him standing across the street talking to some guys in the neighborhood. That was the last time I saw my brother," the victim's sister said.

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Police are searching for a person of interest who is wanted for questioning in connection to an Alabama man's June 22, 2019, death. (Credit: NYPD Crime Stoppers)

Scott left behind a large family and two children, ages 18 and 13.

"He was a good father. He was for his family even though me and him weren't together. He was about his kids," another family member said.

On Friday morning, Scott, who is originally from the Bronx, flew to New York for his sister's baby shower from Alabama where he worked. He took a selfie of himself during the flight.

That same night he went out in the neighborhood and got food at 169th Street and Prospect Avenue. Police said they want to a man they describe as a person of interest.

Some witnesses said they saw the fight happen.

"Hit him in the wrong spot. He fell, hit his head and he was still trying to fight for his life 'cause he was sitting down," Edwin Tolentino said of Scott.

Police said the argument started inside and then spilled outside  on to the street. That's where police found him unconscious on Saturday at around 1 a.m.

"My mother was calling him to see where he was. A police officer answer the phone. He said, 'Hey are you his mother?' She said, 'What's going on? Where's my son.' He said, 'Your son was involved in an incident ... and he didn't make it,'" the sister said.

Police said the man they want to talk to is approximately 5-foot-7 and was last seen in a red vehicle heading southbound on Prospect Avenue.

The family is asking whoever is responsible to do the right thing and turn himself in.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

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