Police have released images of a Russian construction worker connected to a fatal stabbing at an inner-Sydney building site.
Vladimir Kondakov is being sought by police after a 76-year-old property developer Albert Metledge was killed and his 33-year-old son Antony badly injured in the double stabbing at St Peters on Wednesday afternoon.
Mr Metledge senior, who died at the scene, was described as an "accomplished and well-respected man" in a range of tributes posted on social media.
Brian Metledge said the family was shocked by what happened.
"RIP Uncle Albert. The family is in shock and unable to talk or see anyone at the moment. We thank everyone but request privacy at this moment. Please let family and friends know," he wrote on Facebook.
Mr Metledge junior was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he underwent surgery.
NSW Police are searching for the 49-year-old Mr Kondakov, who they say fled the scene and is believed to have hitched a ride to Rockdale.
Inspector Chad Deegenaars on Wednesday said the three men knew each other.
"Our investigators are finding out what the disagreement was. What the motive was, we don't know," Inspector Deegenaars said.
"It doesn't appear to be a random attack."
Mr Kondakov is described by police as caucasian, 180cm tall with a shaved head. He was wearing a blue T-shirt and pants and work boots and speaks with a Russian accent.
Police have warned the public not to approach him and to contact Triple-0 if he’s seen.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report anonymously via the online reporting page.
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