The suspect, Andrew Abdullah, agreed to surrender with his pastor in Brooklyn, who visited the Fifth Precinct and clarified details.
Earlier on Tuesday at 6 am police officers entered his girlfriend’s apartment, but the suspect was not there.
Authorities say 25-year-old Abdullah, who was previously arrested by about 20, was the man he was seen walking on a subway car before shooting 48-year-old Daniel Enriquez in the chest, killing him.
Abdullah had previously been arrested for assault, robbery, threat and theft on a large scale, in addition to three cases not yet pending.
Police say he was arrested on April 22 for allegedly possessing a stolen motorcycle, and that while a Brooklyn prosecutor asked for $ 15,000 bail, a judge set a nominal bail of $ 1.
“This heinous crime should never have happened,” Police Commissioner Kitchent Sewell said at a briefing Tuesday.
The motives for the shooting in the subway on Sunday remain unknown, even if the suspect is in custody, officials said.
“(It’s) a big mystery in this,” said NYPD Detective Chief James Essig. “He just walked back and forth. There were many other people on this train. He just targeted this poor man for reasons we don’t know. “
He said only two words: “No phones” before opening fire, police said.
Abdullah also has an unfinished case from June 2, 2021 on criminal contempt for violating the internal order of protection, and a third case from March 24, 2021, when he was arrested for assault.
Abdullah was convicted of attempted second-degree murder in 2017 as part of a federal indictment on 83 counts of Harlem street gang members Fast Money and Nine Block.
He was sentenced to three years in federal prison and was released in 2019.
Police say Abdullah killed Enriquez, a financial researcher working at Goldman Sachs, without any provocation while the victim was driving to brunch.
New York police believe the suspect handed the gun to a homeless man when he escaped from Canal Street Station. The homeless man, in turn, sold the gun for $ 10 to a third party who reported it to police.
Mayor Eric Adams is proposing gun detection technology as a way to stop the flow of weapons.
“We need to make sure we deploy our staff properly,” he said. “We’re going to do an analysis to see what we missed. It would be easier if we could use some of these technologies that we’re looking for and make sure we focus on the areas that we missed. That’s the goal. We’re going to. do it right. “
Weapons detection technology will not be at every station, and the metro line in this case is not a high crime line or an area.
It is unclear whether any of these measures would have stopped the shooting.
Anyone with further information on the incident is asked to call the New York City Police Crime Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). All calls will remain anonymous.
The public can also send their advice by visiting the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by sending their advice to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.
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