Suspect in fatal NYC subway shooting of Goldman Sachs employee is in custody

A suspect in the fatal shooting of a Goldman Sachs employee in what police say was an unprovoked assault on a New York City subway practice is in custody on Tuesday.

Andrew Abdullah, 25, was seen arriving on the NYPD’s fifth Precinct in Manhattan after being wished on a homicide cost, NBC New York reported on Tuesday.

“Andrew Abdullah has been positioned into custody,” the NYPD confirmed in a tweet. “Thank you to everybody who shared this data and assisted in the seek for this suspect.”

Abdullah being in police custody reportedly adopted his failure to give up to authorities, in keeping with NBC New York. Police sources had earlier on Tuesday stated Abdullah was in custody, however a deliberate press convention to announce his give up was known as off.

Abdullah allegedly opened hearth on the Manhattan-bound Q practice round 11:50 a.m. on Sunday, killing Daniel Enriquez, 48, of Brooklyn, police stated.

Daniel Enriquez.
Daniel Enriquez. Family Handout

Officers had been known as to the Canal Street Station and located Enriquez with a gunshot wound to the torso. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital, the place he later died, officers stated. 

New York Police Chief of Department Kenneth Corey stated in a information convention Sunday that Enriquez was seated in the final automotive of the practice when the suspect opened hearth. Witnesses reported that an individual who had been pacing the practice automotive pulled out a gun and shot Enriquez, although there gave the impression to be no provocation. 

His sister Griselda Vile informed NBC News that Enriquez was the son of Mexican immigrants who obtained a grasp’s diploma from New York University and labored at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

“He began taking part in guitar and piano throughout Covid-19. He was studying Brazilian Portuguese. He accomplished our household family tree for the previous 400 years,” Vile stated.

“We had been born in South Williamsburg and loved the wealthy New York tradition our complete lives. Mom made arroz con gandules for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We drank Manischewitz and noticed Passover,” she continued.

Enriquez had labored for the analysis division of Goldman Sachs since 2013, the corporate stated in an announcement.

His dying got here one month after a Brooklyn subway shooting that left 10 individuals wounded and 13 others injured in the chaos that ensued.

In that incident, Frank R. James, 62, allegedly set off two smoke canisters and opened hearth on an N practice because it approached the thirty sixth Street Station in Brooklyn through the morning rush hour. 

Since then, police presence at practice stations has been bolstered to quell journey security considerations.

Sunday’s shooting is the most recent in a spate of outstanding subway assaults this 12 months. In January, Michelle Go, an Asian American lady, was killed when she was shoved onto subway tracks. The following month, no less than six individuals had been stabbed in a sequence of assaults in the subway system over a single weekend.

Mayor Eric Adams addressed the violence throughout a Monday information convention.

“When you’ve got an incident like this, it sends a chilling impression,” he stated.

Adams added there was no police officer assigned to the subway automotive the place the shooting happened. He stated he plans to satisfy with police Commissioner Keechant Sewell to judge police deployment.

The mayor additionally stated he desires to introduce know-how that may establish weapons on subways, although he did not specify what type.

“I need to deliver know-how, not metallic detectors, however know-how that would establish a gun. And I need to deliver that and transfer it round in the subway system in order that we will establish weapons,” Adams stated.

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