May 27, 2022

USA: A 25yo Who Had Previously Been Arrested 19 Times Without Provacation Shot And Killed A Goldman Sachs Employee On His Way To Sunday Brunch At Close Range On A New York City Subway


CBS New York published May 23, 2022: New images show suspect in deadly subway train shooting. Police need help identifying and finding the alleged gunman who shot and killed a man on his way to Sunday brunch, CBS2's Leah Mishkin reports.
They claim in the news report above that the shooter was mentally ill and claims that he doesn't remember shooting the victim. Come on, he knew he did wrong by fleeing and then handing the gun to a homeless person. It sounds like a hit job to me. The killer goes to prison and his family will get paid for the job he did. Follow the money. Find out if his immediate family received large sum of money or property recently or near future. (emphasis mine)
CBS New York published May 24, 2022: Andrew Abdullah arrested in deadly subway shooting investigation. The suspect who allegedly shot and killed a man Sunday on the subway is now in custody. CBS2's Leah Mishkin reports.
Bloomberg News
written by Bob Van Voris
Friday May 27, 2022

The man being held in the fatal shooting of a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. employee on the New York City subway was indicted.

A grand jury in Manhattan voted Friday to indict Andrew Abdullah for what police say was the unprovoked shooting of Daniel Enriquez, 48, on the Q train as he was heading to Sunday brunch. The indictment is to remain sealed until Abdullah is arraigned on it “in the coming weeks,” according to the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Enriquez, who began work in Goldman’s Global Investment Research division in 2013, was killed May 22 as the train headed into Manhattan from Brooklyn. The gunman fired a single shot, hitting Enriquez in the chest, according to police. Enriquez was the fourth person killed in New York’s transit system this year.

In a brief court appearance Friday in Manhattan, Abdullah’s lawyer, Kristin Bruan of the Legal Aid Society, told criminal court judge Paul McDonnell that five of six subway passengers who had viewed police lineups were unable to identify Abdullah as the person who shot Enriquez. Police said the gunman wore a hooded sweatshirt and a mask.

Bruan said outside court that she had reminded the prosecution of its duty, under New York law and the U.S. Constitution, to promptly turn over exculpatory evidence to the defense. She said she met Abdullah on Monday night and hasn’t had time to thoroughly research the case. She hopes to speak with the witnesses to the shooting.

Abdullah is being held at the Rikers Island jail complex.

There were 150 assaults in the subway system in the first three months of 2022, the most for that period since 1997, Metropolitan Transportation Authority data show. In January, Michelle Go, a 40-year-old manager at Deloitte, died after being pushed onto the subway tracks in Times Square. Market Watch
written by Nicole Lyn Pesce
Monday May 23, 2022

A suspect has been arrested in the unprovoked shooting of Daniel Enriquez on a Manhattan-bound Q train. Andrew Abdullah, 25, is expected to face a murder charge. His motive is ‘a big mystery’ NYPD said.

That was David Solomon, the CEO of Goldman Sachs, who gave his condolences in a statement about the Goldman employee killed in an unprovoked shooting on the New York City subway on Sunday.

The New York Police Department confirmed that Daniel Enriquez, 48, from Brooklyn, was heading into Manhattan for brunch when he was shot in the chest at around 11:40 a.m. on Sunday as the Q train was crossing the Manhattan Bridge from Downtown Brooklyn into Lower Manhattan. NYPD chief Kenneth Corey said there was no interaction between the victim and the shooter before the shooting.

“According to witnesses, the suspect was walking back and forth in the same train car and, without provocation, pulled out a gun and fired it at the victim at close range as the train was crossing the Manhattan Bridge,” said Corey during a press conference at the Canal Street subway station.

A suspect was arrested on Tuesday, with police saying his motive for the unprovoked attack was “a big mystery.” Andrew Abdullah, 25, was expected to face a murder charge in Enriquez’s death.

Police officers and emergency medical technicians tried resuscitating Enriquez once the train stopped at Canal Street, but he later died at Bellevue Hospital. No one else was hurt.

Solomon said the investment banking firm was “devastated” to hear the fatal shooting took one of its “beloved” employees.

“Daniel Enriquez was a dedicated and beloved member of the Goldman Sachs family for nine years,” said Solomon in a statement, as reported by outlets including Bloomberg. “He worked diligently to support our Macro Research team in New York and epitomized our culture of collaboration and excellence. We are devastated by this senseless tragedy and our deepest sympathies are with Dan’s family at this difficult time.”

The shooter, whom police described as a “dark-skinned male who is heavyset with a beard,” fled the train once it pulled into Canal Street. He was described as wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and white sneakers at the time of the shooting.

Police officers stopped Abdullah about a block and a half away from the subway station. But he wasn’t wearing the dark hoodie at the time, and he had a backpack that hadn’t been mentioned, so officers let him leave — but took down his name. After reviewing surveillance footage later, investigators learned that the shooter removed the sweatshirt after the shooting.

The Legal Aid Society, which is representing Abdullah, asked the public not to make assumptions about the case. “Mr. Abdullah deserves vigorous representation from his defense counsel, and that is what The Legal Aid Society will provide,” the organization said in a statement.

This is the second shooting on the NYC subway in just six weeks, after 10 people were shot and at least 13 others injured — but none killed — on an N train in Brooklyn on April 12. It was the worst subway attack in decades. Frank R. James, 62, was later arrested on federal terrorism charges over the mass shooting following a 30-hour manhunt.

And in January, Michelle Go, 40, was pushed in front of an oncoming train and killed in another unprovoked attack. The suspect, Martial Simon, was mentally ill and homeless, and has been declared unfit to stand trial.

NYPD chief Corey said that the police department is continuing to push more officers into the subway system.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tweeted that “everyone deserves to feel safe on our subways,” and said her office is working with the MTA and the NYPD.

Enriquez’s sister Griselda Vile told the New York Times that her brother lived in Park Slope, and was heading into Manhattan for brunch on Sunday. But he had largely avoided the train during the pandemic because he was worried about his health.

“It’s horrific, this is a horror movie,” she said.

Eyewitness News ABC7NY published Brutal subway hate crime caught on camera amid NYC transit surge.

Subway crime continues to surge in New York City, even as Mayor Eric Adams rolls out his crime prevention plan.

This morning the MTA says progress is being made. But do passengers feel safe?

The latest statistics show subway crime up 75% from this time last year, with the latest attack happening in Lower Manhattan.

A man was slashed in the arm here near Wall Street on a northbound 2 train, as police investigated a subway hate crime at the other end of Manhattan.

Someone recorded that anti-gay attack on their cell phone Saturday afternoon on an A train as it approached 190th Street in Washington Heights.

Eyewitness News ABC7NY published April 2, 2022: A tourist is headed back home from New York City with bruises, a black eye, and a chipped tooth after being intentionally tripped.
They report that the suspect has 6 prior arrests and keeps getting released. (emphasis mine)

Eyewitness News ABC7NY published April 2, 2022: Teen charged after group attacks Hasidic Jewish man in Brooklyn. The attackers, police say were a group of individuals who punched and kicked the victim, forcing him to the ground.
Eyewitness News ABC7NY published April 3, 2022: 70-year-old Sikh man attacked on early morning walk in Queens. Naveen Dhaliwal talks to a 70-year-old Sikh man who was attacked on an early morning walk in Queens.
Eyewitness News ABC7NY published April 6, 2022: New video of man wanted in attack on Sikh man in Queens There is new video of the man wanted for a possible bias attack on a Sikh man in Queens. Police say the suspect punched the 70-year-old victim from behind. It happened Sunday morning in Richmond Hill. The assault, police say was unprovoked, and left him with a broken nose and severe bruising. Still wearing his bloodied jacket and speaking his native language of Punjabi, Nirmal Singh spoke to Eyewitness News earlier this week about the moment he was hit.
PIX11 News published April 14, 2022: 19-year-old charged with hate crime for attacking Sikh man in Queens: NYPD. A 19-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested Thursday, charged with assaulting a 70-year-old Sikh man visiting New York City.
CBS New York published April 5, 2022: Police seek person who started fire inside Brooklyn Gay bar. Police are searching for the person who started a fire that ripped through a Gay bar in Brooklyn while customers were inside and apartment building above. Police say it was intentionally set and in bizarre fashion; CBS2's Cory James reports. 
Inside Edition published April , 2022: Suspect in LGBTQ Bar Arson Arrested: Authorities.

On April 3, John Lhota, the man was caught on surveillance setting on fire Rash Bar in Brooklyn, which serves a mostly LGBTQ+ clientele. Now the suspect has been found. John Lhota was taken into custody last week for arson, authorities say. New York Mayor Eric Adams shared the news on Twitter, saying, “We made a promise to our LGBTQ+ community and all communities to keep our city safe. We won't rest in making that a reality.”

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