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Suspect in ‘random’ NYC subway shooting had 19 prior arrests

A file photo of an NYPD police vehicle. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images/TNS)
May 24, 2022

The chief suspect in a “random” shooting in a New York City subway on Sunday was previously arrested 19 times for offenses that include assault, robbery, and criminal possession of a weapon, according to The New York Post on Monday.

Police are now searching for Andrew Abdullah, who is wanted in connection with the slaying of Daniel Enriquez in broad daylight over the weekend.

Early Monday, Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell shared photos of the suspect on Twitter and called on the public to help police track down the alleged killer.

“We need all eyes on this. @NYPDDetectives need your help identifying & locating this man who is wanted for homicide in the tragic, senseless shooting of a man on a ‘Q’ train that was approaching the Canal/Centre St. station on Sunday. Call @NYPDTips at #800577TIPS with info,” Sewell tweeted.

After the shooting, NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey told reporters that witnesses saw “the suspect was walking back and forth in the same train car and, without provocation, pulled out a gun and fired at the victim at close range as the trains [were] crossing the Manhattan Bridge.”

The Post reported that Enriquez worked for Goldman Sachs for nearly a decade as an investment researcher and was on his way to brunch when he was shot and killed in a “completely random” attack, one police source said, as reported by The New York Post.

Goldman Sachs CEO, David Solomon, said in a statement that Enriquez was “a dedicated and beloved member of the Goldman Sachs family for nine years.”

“He worked diligently to support our Macro Research team in New York and epitomized our culture of collaboration and excellence,” he added. “We are devastated by this senseless tragedy and our deepest sympathies are with Dan’s family at this difficult time.”

Enriquez’s family warned that the city “is not safe,” according to the Post.

“No one, no one, no one should have this happen to their family. And the worst part is, even if they catch this person, he’s going to be out again,” Enriquez’s sister Griselda Vile said, referencing New York’s bail reform laws.

“I wish you guys would go back to Mayor Adams and tell him the city is not safe. My brother just became a statistic on the way to the city,” she added. “He was shot at close range.”

Griselda Vile’s husband Glenn directed his ire at New York City Mayor Eric Adams

“Do your job,” Glenn Vile said. “Get crime off the streets.”