Farrakhan Muhammad ID’d, Arrested in Connection with Times Square Shooting

13 Mai, 2021, 03:43 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
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The hail of gunfire struck three innocent bystanders - Marcela Aldana, 43, of New Jersey, and Wendy Magrinat, 23, of Rhode Island - as well as a 4-year-old Brooklyn girl, Skye Martinez. All the victims are expected to recover.

The suspected shooter who opened fire in Times Square over the weekend and wounded three people, including a 4-year-old girl, has been arrested in Florida by U.S. Marshals, the New York Police Department announced Wednesday.

Farrakhan Muhammad was taken into custody near Jacksonville, the official said, four days after the shooting on Saturday that rattled the Big Apple tourist haven known as the "Crossroads of the World".

PHOTO: Bradford sheriff office relesaed a mug shot of Farrakhan Muhammad.

Essig added, "Truly a great job by the New York City police detectives".

He is accused of firing shots during an argument near West 44th Street and Seventh Avenue around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Breitbart News reported the shooting came amid an 83 percent surge in NYC shooting incidents and left two women and a four-year-old girl injured.

Video from the incident shows police officer Alyssa Vogel rush to the injured 4-year-old, wrap a tourniquet around her leg to stop her from bleeding and sprint through the area to an awaiting ambulance.

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Magrinat, who was in the city for a Mother's Day trip, told the Daily News she was screaming, "I don't want to die, I don't want to die, I have a 2-year-old", after being hit by a bullet that will likely remain lodged in her leg for the rest of her life.

A motive wasn't revealed, but Essig said Muhammad and his brother are both CD vendors in the city and his brother told authorities he knew he was the target of Muhammad's fire.

Police identified Muhammad as the suspect in the shooting on Tuesday and asked the public for tips on his whereabouts on social media.

His family made a public plea for him to turn himself in.

Essig said Muhammad had changed his appearance since the shooting, shaving off some of his dreadlocks.

Muhammad and his girlfriend had earlier been spotted at a Walmart in North Carolina, buying dog food for two dogs the pair brought along with them. Meanwhile, investigators realized he had connections to some addresses in Florida.

The woman has not been arrested on any charges, but police consider her a person of interest in their ongoing investigation.

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