Police said they were searching for this man, identified as Keith Phoenix, who was caught on video as he paid a toll on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.
Twenty minutes earlier, Phoenix is said to have fatally beaten Jose Sucuzhanay, an immigrant from Ecuador, with a baseball bat in December in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.
Another man, Hakim Scott, is being charged in the killing also and is in custody. Scott is said to have hit Sucuzhanay with a beer bottle.
Phoenix and Scott allegedly shouted anti-gay and anti-Latino slurs at Sucuzhanay and his brother, because they were walking arm in arm. (It was a very cold morning and the brothers had been hanging out together.)
If all this is true, and that man laughing in the photo did, just minutes before, beat a harmless man to death, depravity just found a new low.
(NBC posted video of the man said to be Phoenix smiling as he paid his toll. Click here.)