(04/23/08) STAMFORD ? Police have released information about a man possibly connected to the murder of a Stamford resident.

Marco Paloetta, 51, was found shot to death on Vine Road in January. Now, police say a man appeared to be closely watching Paloetta as he played racquetball the night of his death.

Sam Lotstein, who played racquetball with Paloetta that night, recalls seeing the man now sought by police at the Jewish Community Center.

?I played with [Paloetta] that evening and was sitting out a game as he was playing a second game,? says Lotstein. ?..there was another gentleman sitting on a bench watching him the whole time.?

Police say the man they are seeking is Hispanic, in his early 20s, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches with long sideburns.

Surveillance photos of the man sought by police have also been released. They can be viewed below.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 203-977-4444.

Surveillance photo 1

Surveillance photo 2 (Man sought by police on left)