Who is Andrew Abdullah? Subway shooting suspect, 25, charged with murder for killing man, 48, in NYC
Witnesses claim that Andrew was pacing back and forth mumbling 'no phones' before he rushed up to the victim, shot him in the chest once, and ran
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK: A man sought by the NYPD for fatally shooting a subway train passenger on Sunday, May 22, has been arrested. Brooklyn resident Andrew Abdullah, 25, was taken into custody on Tuesday, May 24, and is being charged with murder. On the day of the murder, Abdullah fatally shot 48-year-old Daniel Enriquez on a Q train over the Manhattan bridge at around 11:40 am. Abdullah's representatives, The Legal Aid Society, released a statement after his arrest claiming he was brutally "ambushed."
The Legal Aid Society claimed that Abdullah was ready to turn himself in before he was, "needlessly ambushed out front of our Manhattan Trial Office by City Marshalls, denied of his opportunity to first consult with counsel." They called the manner of Abdullah's arrest "inappropriate and unwarranted." As per the authorities, Abdullah was in the last car of the train, mumbling to himself. The viewers could only figure out him saying "no phone" as he paced back and forth before he pulled up to the victim and shot him once in the chest.
The police revealed that a single 9mm shell casing was recovered from the scene and that the victim, 48-year-old Daniel Enriquez of Brooklyn, died at a hospital later on. Enriquez was an employee of the investment bank Goldman Sachs. The chairman and CEO of the same, David Solomon states to CBS News that he, "was a dedicated and beloved member of the Goldman Sachs family for nine years." The officials also revealed that Abdullah fled after the train arrived at the Canal Street station and he handed his gun to a homeless man before making a run for it. Of course, the homeless man didn't know jack about it which he later told the police.
Escorted by NYPD Detectives, Andrew Abdullah is brought to justice after murdering a man on the Q train on Sunday morning.— Detectives' Endowment Association (@NYCPDDEA) May 24, 2022
The work of DEA members is relentless — but New Yorkers should ask why this violent recidivist was allowed to walk free and when will politicians wake up? pic.twitter.com/SlUXHRMds4
Who is Andrew Abdullah?
Abdullah was snatched by the authorities on Tuesday, 24 May, the afternoon after he was seen on the streets where his lawyer's office is. He was given enough time to turn but was ultimately taken into custody. During the same press conference on Tuesday, the police shed some light on his record which isn't all that merry. Abdullah's arrest history runs back to 2016 and he has faced charges including felony assault, robbery, and attempted murder.
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— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) May 24, 2022
New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Swell further added that he was last arrested in April on a grand larceny order for allegedly stealing a Lexus and that his court date was scheduled for June 14. Moreover, Abdullah was also wanted for "strong-armed robbery" in Manhattan in February. He added, "The violence on the Q train last Sunday morning was committed by another repeat offender who was given every leeway by the criminal justice system. We cannot and will not stand for it."