The man suspected of shooting a fellow passenger on a Manhattan-bound subway in New York on Sunday has turned himself in to police, according to officials.
Andrew Abdullah, 25, who police suspect pulled out a gun and killed Daniel Enriquez, 48, was escorted into the New York Police Department’s Fifth Precinct in Chinatown on Tuesday afternoon by officers in civilian clothes.
A crowd of reporters had assembled around the police station, after previous, unconfirmed reports that the man was negotiating a surrender with police with the help of a lawyer and a Brooklyn pastor, before failing to show up.
UPDATE: Andrew Abdullah has been placed into custody. Thank you to everyone who shared this information and assisted in the search for this suspect. https://t.co/owcDbAR6vB
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Family members of the deceased Goldman Sachs employee lashed out at the city, arguing leaders had failed to keep them safe.
“I think that repeating the statement that ‘the city is safe,’ that ‘the subways are safe,’ you can’t fool New Yorkers. We’re locals. If you step outside and people watch in your own neighborhood you can see crimes occurring,” she told WNBC.
“How do you fathom something like this happening to a regular person? I don’t want my brother to be a statistic. I don’t want him to be a number,” she added.
Andrew Abdullah has not been formally charged in the shooting, but will likely face murder charges.
Officials have said the shooting was “unprovoked” and occured as a Q train was crossing the Manhattan Bridge towards the Canal Street station. Witnesses described the shooter pacing in the car before pulling out a gun and shooting Enriquez in the chest.
The gunman then reportedly got off the train, giving his gun to a homeless man who solid it before it was recovered by police for testing, according to law enforcement.
Police say they will continue sending officers to secure the city’s sprawling subway system.
“We pushed a lot of additional officers down into the subway system,” NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey told reporters during a press conference at the Canal Street station on Sunday afternoon. “We continue to do that to patrol this very extensive train system that we have and we’re going to continue doing that.”
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.