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.
— 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.