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Police release identity of suspect in fatal North Port shooting

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Mar 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-06 17:27:00-05

NORTH PORT, Fla. - Police are still looking for the man they say entered a North Port home this weekend and fatally shot a Venice man.

According to police, just after midnight on Friday night, a male suspect forced entry into a home in the 6000 block of Deming Avenue and shot and killed 23-year-old Christopher Hays.

Police say the victim knew the suspect, and that it was not a random incident.

Thursday they announced that they believe the shooter was 27-year-old Joseph Catalioti of Venice.

The case is still under investigation, and further details of the shooting are not available.