BREAKING NEWS: NYPD ‘arrest’ subway shooting suspect Andrew Abdullah two days after he shot Goldman Sachs employee dead on the train while out on bail’
The NYPD has finally arrested the on-the-run suspect wanted for shooting dead a man on the subway on Sunday, according to police sources cited by ABC and CBS.
Andrew Abdullah was taken into custody today – some 48 hours after allegedly shooting dead Daniel Enriquez on a Manhattan-bound Q train on Sunday. It is not yet clear where he was arrested or what led police to him.
An NYPD spokesman could not confirm the reports.
Enriquez was on his way to brunch with his brother when he was shot in the torso in an unprovoked attack.
Abdullah – who was out on bail at the time- fled the train at the Canal Street station and was on the run for several days but is now in custody.
He is a known gang member who was multiple arrests for violent crimes.
Andrew Abdullah was taken into custody today – some 48 hours after allegedly shooting dead Daniel Enriquez on a Manhattan-bound Q train on Sunday
The victim, Daniel Enriquez, 48, was traveling to meet his brother for brunch on Sunday at 11.42am when he was shot and killed
Once the train crossed the bridge, and pulled into the Canal Street station, Corey said, a witness pulled the emergency brake and train operator Luis Irizarry tried to revive Enriquez – who was later brought to a local hospital and pronounced dead.
At the same time, police say, Abdullah fled the scene and handed his gun to a homeless man outside of the station on the way out. The homeless man then sold the weapon to another homeless individual for $10 and some cocaine, according to the Daily Beast.
At that point, the second homeless individual stashed the weapon and directed police to it. A 9-millimeter handgun was later recovered by police on scaffolding nearby, the New York Times reports.
Police are now entering the third day of their search for Abdullah, whom they say was last seen wearing a dark-hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and white sneakers.
They had previously released surveillance footage of the suspect, though it remains unclear whether the man pictured is Abdullah – who has been arrested 19 times over the past decade and is facing a slew of charges for other alleged offenses.
Police had previously released photos from surveillance footage of the suspect