NE Unsolved: The hunt for Yssael Lantigua Alecon

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Early in the morning of May 1, 2015, it was still busy inside Bali’s Restaurant on Essex Street in Lawrence.

Video surveillance from inside Bali’s shows customers gathered close at the bar, and at small tables lining the wall.

No one likely noticed Joselo Jose Campusano, 21, as he walked through Bali’s and into the men’s room.

It is even less likely that anyone noticed Yssael Lantigua Alecon, who followed him inside.

But everyone inside Bali’s noticed what happened next.

The video reveals customers reacting to the sound of gunshots coming from the men’s room.

People watch in shock -- as a man police have identified as Alecon -- step out of the men’s room, and sprint for the front door.

Panicked customers do the same, and soon, the sidewalk is filled with terrified people.

Alecon was last seen getting away from Bali’s in his sister’s SUV.

Six years later, Alecon is still missing and he is now listed as one of the Massachusetts State Police’s Most Wanted Fugitives.

“We want this person off the street,” Massachusetts State Police Colonel Christopher Mason said. “He’s demonstrated an ability to kill. And we’re concerned he’ll act on that again.”

The State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section is on the hunt for Alecon.

“The restaurant was full that night. Absolutely somebody else could have been hit,” said Detective Lt. Michael Farley, who heads up VFAS.

The video from Bali’s is an important clue.

Authorities are releasing it to Boston 25′s New England’s Unsolved with the hope that a viewer might recognize Alecon from the video and call police.

Investigators say it is possible that Alecon could still be in Massachusetts, and that other people are helping him, or they know where he is.

“You don’t just pick up and leave and start a new life without other people knowing,” Det. Lt. Farley said.

Alecon has been known to use several aliases: William Perez, William Perez Rodriguez, Issael Alercon, David Caceres, Ismael Lantigua, and Issael Alturo Alercon Lantigua.

If you recognize Alecon from his aliases or his images, police say: don’t go near him. Instead, call Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section at 1-800-KAPTURE.