PROSPECT HEIGHTS – The man suspected of opening fire and killing a subway rider over the weekend turned himself in at a Lower Manhattan NYPD precinct on Tuesday, according to authorities.
“Andrew Abdullah is now in custody,” Commissioner Keechant Sewell said in a tweet. “We’re grateful to New Yorkers who shared information and to the NYPD Detectives for their hard work investigating this senseless homicide.”
Andrew Abdullah is now in custody.
We’re grateful to New Yorkers who shared information — and to the @NYPDDetectives for their hard work investigating this senseless homicide. https://t.co/v05nARQ0oP
— Commissioner Sewell (@NYPDPC) May 24, 2022
Andrew Abdullah arranged his surrender with his Brooklyn-based pastor, who visited the Fifth Precinct on May 24. Abdullah has 19 prior arrests, including being booked for criminal possession of a weapon, assault, robbery, menacing and grand larceny.
Police say Abdullah was arrested last month for allegedly being in possession of a stolen motorcycle where the Brooklyn judge set bail to $1, according to reports. The shooting on Sunday appeared to be a random act of violence and the fourth subway homicide since Jan. 1.
Daniel Enriquez, 48, a Goldman Sachs employee, was shot while riding the Q train in Lower Manhattan on Sunday, May 22. Enriquez, according to his family, was on his way to brunch.
This story will be updated.