Times Square shooting suspect arrested in Florida – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports
May 12, 2021
May 12, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) – A man suspected of shooting three people, including a four-year-old girl, in New York’s Times Square, was arrested in Florida on Wednesday, a police officer said.
Farrakhan Muhammad was taken into custody near Jacksonville, the official said four days after the Saturday shooting that rocked the Big Apple’s tourist port known as the “Crossroads of the World”.
The officer was not authorized to speak publicly about the case on condition of anonymity. The New York police have scheduled a press conference on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Muhammad was listed in an inmate database for the Bradford County, Florida Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday. Information about a lawyer who could speak on his behalf was not immediately available.
Muhammad is suspected of injuring three people with stray balls during an argument in Times Square around 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Wendy Magrinat, a 23-year-old Rhode Island tourist, was shot in the leg. A 43-year-old New Jersey woman was shot in the foot. The 4-year-old girl from Brooklyn was also shot in the leg.
The police posted videos and photos of Muhammad and asked the public for help in tracking him down. His family made a public request for him to come forward.
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